Historical Fiction

Movies:

The Imitation Game (2014)

During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians while attempting to come to terms with his troubled private life.”

Director: Morten Tyldum.

Writers: Graham MooreAndrew Hodges (based on the book “Alan Turing The Enigma” by).

Cast: Benedict CumberbatchMatthew GoodeCharles DanceKeira KnightleyMatthew Beard.

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

World War II American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.”

Director: Mel Gibson.

Writers: Robert SchenkkanAndrew Knight.

Cast: Andrew Garfield.

Middle-Grade Books:

Robin Stevens, Murder Most Unladylike (2014)

Murder Most Unladylike #1.

England, 1934.

Forming a secret detective agency after discovering a shared talent for solving mysteries, two best friends at a 1930s boarding school tackle their first case when a science teacher dies and her body disappears.”

Robin Stevens, The Ministry of Unladylike Activity (2022)

Book Blurb:

1940. Britain is at war, and a secret arm of the British government called the Ministry of Unladylike Activity is training up spies.

Enter May Wong: courageous, stubborn, and desperate to help end the war so that she can go home to Hong Kong (and leave her annoying school, Deepdean, behind forever). May knows that she would make the perfect spy. After all, grown-ups always underestimate children like her.

When May and her friend Eric are turned away by the Ministry, they take matters into their own hands. Masquerading as evacuees, they travel to Elysium Hall, home to the wealthy Verey family – including snobby, dramatic Nuala. They suspect that one of the Vereys is passing information to Germany. If they can prove it, the Ministry will have to take them on.

But there are more secrets at Elysium Hall than May or Eric could ever have imagined.

And then someone is murdered…”

Adult Books:

Kate QuinnThe Diamond Eye (2022)

World War II tale of a quiet bookworm who becomes history’s deadliest female sniper. Based on a true story.”

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