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Elizabeth Wein there is interest. I am up for it. Watch this space. :D
Elizabeth Wein Not at the moment, but I do have ideas for continuations of the Code Name Verity / Rose Under Fire world.
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Release Day for The Enigma Game in the UK!

Welcome to #TheEnigmaGame virtual launch party and giveaway!

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Published by Bloomsbury Children's Books in the UK on 14 May 2020, The Enigma Game is a World War II thriller set in the world of Code Name Verity. If you’re familiar with that world, you’ll be familiar with Jamie Beaufort-Stuart, now flying Blenheim bombers, and Ellen McEwen, working as a driver for the Ro

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"Page 2: DAMN this book is good.
Page 25: GODDAMN this book is good.
Page 60: This may be the best WW II novel I've ever read. EVER. SUCK IT, HEMINGWAY.
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But mainly, so very, very stupid. I desperately want to grow old.”
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message 15: by Abby

Abby I just want you to know that having dragged me into a Star Wars spiral, nanni proceeded to drop a Certain Bombshell on me (she keeps up with DW much better than I do) and the noises I made were unearthly.

message 14: by Emily

Emily Elizabeth, will you be doing a tour for Rose Under Fire like you did for Code Name Verity?

Elizabeth Emily wrote: "Elizabeth, I was VERY excited to see that Code Name Verity has been nominated for Best Young Adult Fiction 2012! I hope it wins! :-)"

Thank you, Emily!

message 12: by Emily

Emily Elizabeth, I was VERY excited to see that Code Name Verity has been nominated for Best Young Adult Fiction 2012! I hope it wins! :-)

Elizabeth Code Name Verity spoiler-friendly-zone here. (For sone reason the link doesn't show up in the cross-posted blog entry from livejournal)


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Kim Thanks for accepting my friend request! I'm truly honored. :)

Elizabeth Propaganda leaflet flypast from E Wein:

Code Name Verity is out in North America today, 15 May! join me for an online launch party at

Also please join in the CNV Special Ops for V-Day, Allied Invasion of bookstores & libraries - stop in and ask for CNV. Then tweet, FB, Goodreads, blog about it and pass it on.

Ashlyn Thanks for the add :)

Elizabeth Sara wrote: "Hello my mother you write good books!
That book is the horse without a head. I lost it sorry. Can you dig it out the attic so i can try reading it again?"

ok sara! I hope you like it!

message 6: by Sara (last edited Apr 24, 2011 03:34AM)

Sara Hello my mother you write good books!
That book is the horse without a head. I lost it sorry. Can you dig it out the attic so i can try reading it again?

Elizabeth woo hoo, one of my favorite books has just been recommended by Philip Pullman as a top ten must read. Actually, he's mentioned several of my favorite books, but this is the most obscure:

Le Cheval Sans Tete


Elizabeth phew... the Doodlebugs book was rather exhausting. Now I have to finish all the others that I put aside to read this...

Estara Thanks for the friending request ^^.

Elizabeth thanks for those kind thoughts and happy new year to you too!

Nick 2E0NAQ Hi Elizabeth
hope you are ok and that you had a great christmas and new year or should I say happy Hog many.
All the best for you in 2010 and you are just successful with your write in 2010.

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