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A Game of Birds and Wolves by Simon Parkin

A Game of Birds and Wolves: The Secret Game that Won the War

Simon Parkin

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Category: History, Non-fiction
Imprint: Sceptre
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date: 7 Nov 2019
ISBN: 9781529353037

A gripping tale of war at sea about how a game of battleships, and a group of exceptional young women, won the Second World War.

3 stars out of 5
Giles Milton
27 Oct 2019

"The story of the game of birds and wolves has all the elements of a film by Powell and Pressburger"

The story of the game of birds and wolves has all the elements of a film by Powell and Pressburger: I could just imagine David Niven as the colourful Captain Roberts, playing merry havoc with his team of obliging Wrens. It comes as no surprise, therefore, to learn that the book has recently been optioned by DreamWorks, the same Steven Spielberg company that made Saving Private Ryan. For the film to be a success, though, they will need to enhance the female characters with a large splash of artistic licence.

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