I recently came upon this blurb for a February 2012 Egmont young adult release, Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein:
Only in wartime could a stalwart lass from Manchester rub shoulders with a Scottish aristocrat, one an Air Transport Auxiliary pilot, the other a wireless operator with the WAAF. Yet whenever their paths cross, they complement each other perfectly and before long become devoted friends.
But then a vital mission goes wrong, and one of the friends has to bail out of a faulty plane over France. Almost immediately she is arrested by the Gestapo, and it seems her mission may be over before it's even begun. The story begins in "Verity's" own words, as she writes her account for her captors...
I love a good action/adventure story, and admit to a real bias for British dramas about the 20th century, some of my favorite programming of late being The King’s Speech and the BBC series, Downton Abbey.
I believe some ARCs (advanced reader copies) are out and about. Has anyone read this or heard good things about it?
Or are there are any upcoming releases you are eagerly anticipating?