Code Name Verity

I'll be appearing at the Kristianstad Bokfestival on Friday, 3 Sept. 2015, at 3.30 p.m. in the festival Little Hall in Kristianstad, Sweden. I'll be speaking about Code Name Verity, which is available in a beautiful Swedish edition - I'll be speaking in English at the festival, however!Read more
(originally posted 4 July 2012) I'm doing a few author events in Pennsylvania this summer - feel free to come along if you're in the area. Thursday 19 July 2012, 10.30 a.m. Author visit, Milanof-Schock Library, Mount Joy, PA| Saturday...Read more
(originally posted 5 May 2012) Please join me today and over the coming days in a CNV Virtual Launch Party over on my Dreamwidth blog! more
(originally posted 6 October 2011) Crossposted to my Dreamwidth blog, where you can read all about this project to make my own winter coat from a 1940s French pattern. more
(originally posted 3 October 2011) Manda Scott of the Historical Writers' Association has managed to post the first review of Code Name Verity on my birthday. Thank you, Manda - it is a lovely present! Seeing as the book's still 4 months off publication, she's kept this review relatively spoiler...Read more
  • Bestway 947 Knitted WAAF dolls
(originally posted 21 September 2011) For the uninitiated, WAAF stands for Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (and it's pronounced waf to rhyme with laugh if you're American, or to rhyme with caff' if you're British). Another friend (not the knitting one) sent me this knitting pattern for my birthday last...Read more
  • Verity's Sweater - I preferred this Bestway 1963 vintage knitting pattern
(originally posted 20 September 2011) This was Knitting Project No. 2. Its namesake sweater has a personality in its own right in CNV, but mine did not exist in reality until several months after the book was finished. There was some debate over what the sweater would actually look like. My...Read more
  • 1940s knitted mitten pattern from the Victoria and Albert Museum
(originally posted 20 September 2011) I'd not done any knitting for about 14 years when a friend pointed me to this pattern. I worked on these mittens while writing the last half of CNV and came to associate them with Maddie Brodatt so strongly in my head that I put them in the novel. The mittens...Read more
(originally posted 14 September 2011) Did you know that the term "new look" in fashion dates to Paris immediately after World War II? I associate the term with 1) easy sewing patterns, and 2) a women's clothing chain. Now I have gone all retro and know better. Welcome to the new E. Wein website. I...Read more
  • cnv cover usa pb
When “Verity” is arrested by the Gestapo, she’s sure she doesn’t stand a chance. As a secret agent captured in enemy territory, she’s living a spy’s worst nightmare. Her Nazi interrogators give her a simple choice: reveal her mission or face a grisly execution. They'll get the truth out of her. But...Read more


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