“This is a gentle, well-written read, stuffed full of engaging characters you’ll root for from the start.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
This was probably the most surprising book so far this year for me. I grabbed it in the supermarket as an extra (I’d already packed two) holiday read without even reading the back, I judged it purely on the pretty cover.
The book covers two stories, one of a present day family holding onto each other following a tragedy in their combined past and the discovery of a memoir written by recently deceased Professor Jacob Belinsky, detailing his life and love at Bletchley Park during the war. The two stories intertwine seamlessly and at the same time the author creates two completely separate worlds. Basically, two fantastic stories for the price of one.