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14 May 2012 @ 06:58 pm
V-DAY - 15 MAY  
North America enters the CNV Field of Operations. Or in civilian terms, it’s time for the Code Name Verity online launch party and giveaway!

(Amazon links: Hyperion, USA; Doubleday, Canada; Electric Monkey, UK)


Tuesday 15 May 2012! That’s when Hyperion in the USA and Doubleday Canada both release their editions of Code Name Verity. In addition to taking my teenage daughter to the orthodontist and watching the boy play in a cricket match against his sister’s school, I thought it would be nice to celebrate a little with a North Atlantic Operations party online. Indeed, a worldwide party, open to anyone from the far-flung corners of the globe.


Well, here on my ridiculously underused blog. But you can pretend we are holding it in the drawing room of Craig Castle, Castle Craig. Or someplace like it.

(that's the drawing room, way over on the left, with the big bay window. And the little short round tower at the extreme left is one of the tiny libraries. Probably the one where the manuscript ends up.)

Guests of Honor

Meet some of the real life spies ’n’ pilots, and, um, a few others, who inspired CNV.

Noor Inayat Khan (SOE agent)

Alix d’Unienville (SOE agent) (She’s still alive and her Wikipedia entry doesn’t tell you anything about her life after her escape attempt that was foiled by the Gestapo in 1944. This link tells more about her life, but it’s in French. This is the not-so-great English translation of the previous link. Here’s my Goodreads review of one of her books, which I adore, a sort of cross between Anne Morrow Lindbergh and Antoine de St. Exupéry from the p.o.v. of an early flight attendant… unfortunately only available en français as far as I know.

Violette Szabo (SOE agent). She is allegedly the role model for the game Velvet Assassin. (okaaaay.)

Odette Hallowes (SOE agent), who has just been put on a UK First Class postage stamp! (It doesn’t happen often that you spend the day writing about the Ravensbrück concentration camp, then walk into a post office and recognize a Ravensbrück survivor smiling enigmatically at you from a display in the new stamp window.)

Lettice Curtis (ATA pilot)

Diana Barnato Walker (ATA pilot)

Betty Lussier (ATA pilot; she also did Intelligence work for the OSS)

Hans Kiefer (German Intelligence officer. Yes, Amadeus von Linden has a prototype too.)

Virginia Hall (SOE agent)

Jane Anderson (American broadcaster and Nazi collaborator)

This blog entry includes portraits and bios of most of the SOE women I mentioned, except Alix d’Unienville.


Sorry, we are out of butter again. Have some virtual whisky. It’s pre-war. If you don’t drink, I’m afraid it’s nowt but cold beans straight from the tin (I am shameless).

ETA: Oh yay, the Moon Squadron has smuggled us some champagne on their return flight. I *knew* this party was missing something.


A sneak peek at the first ‘chapter’ of CNV!

An audio sample of Morven Christie reading Verity. Yes, the whole 10+ hour unabridged audio is this good. I am in love. No, my name is not pronounced Vine, despite the Gaudy Night-ish overtones. The mispronunciation of my name is my punishment for probably mispronouncing estara’s and tiboribi’s names in the ‘Author’s Debriefing’, which they let me read myself. (My name is pronounced Ween, in case you are wondering.)

So, here is an interesting artefact for you. It is an early version of a short story called ‘Findo Gask’, featuring Theo from ‘Something Worth Doing’ (she also makes a cameo appearance in CNV), piloting a Spitfire over Scotland and encountering ghosts. No, it is not historically accurate. It is a draft and was written in 2006. The finished version is much shorter and about a boy (a fighter pilot). I posted it here in 2008 for International Pixelstained Technopeasant Day, but the link is broken. This is the original in all its glory.

And I have a picture to show off, too! Becky Yeager, BLESS HER, has produced a lovely piece of fan art coincidentally in the nick of time. (It was Sara who noticed the character differences in the way their names are written in this picture. I am in love with the neat, smug, not-actually-sleeping-cat expression on Queenie’s face, and her control and poise in spite of her small stature. So perfect.)


...Sara's mock-up cover from a couple of years ago

How about some music?

‘The Last Time I Saw Paris’ (*sob*)
‘Dream a Little Dream of Me’
Here’s the Mendelssohn from Colonel Blimp that makes Verity cry. Daft thing. I chose this version not for its sound quality but because I am tickled by the serious earnestness of this student orchestra.

Ready to leave?

If you’re heading out, here’s a list of museum exhibits some of you may be lucky enough to catch:

Women in Aviation: World War II is an exhibition going on at the moment in New York City at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum (it’s on the Intrepid aircraft carrier) – this exhibit closes 8 July 2012. I am SO SORRY to be missing it, so I hope some of you will enjoy it vicariously on my behalf.

Beauty as Duty, Textiles and the Home Front in WWII Britain, is another exhibit it is KILLING me to miss. It is on at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA until 28 May 2012. GO SEE IT OR ANSWER TO ME PERSONALLY. (tiboribi, THIS MEANS YOU.)

The Imperial War Museum, London, has a permanent display on Special Operations and spies during World War II as part of their ‘Secret War’ exhibit.

The ATA Museum in Maidenhead (45 minutes west of London on the train). There is a special permanent exhibit there dedicated to the women of the ATA (the exhibit is called ‘Grandma Flew Spitfires’).

Giveaway: One of each!

I’ve got one US edition, one Canadian edition, and one UK edition to hand out, all signed of course - Giveaway now closed. Will post results soon, when I've got the Random Scratch Generator Boy to pick numbers.

Admission Mission:

This is your chance to join the CNV Special Ops. Here’s what’s going on: A V-Day Invasion. On 15 May, stop in at your local bookstore, your local library, your school library - any place you’re likely to find or borrow or purchase books, and demand they make CNV available to readers. Or indeed, mention any book you’re passionate about. Tweet, Facebook, comment on Goodreads, blog - boast about your encounter and ask all your reading friends to go do the same. Readers in the UK, the book’s already out here, so for goodness sake please join in - your job should be easier here. An Allied Invasion of Literary Establishments!

SO! Get out there in the bookstores and libraries and museums, get tweeting, spread the word about the giveaway, and above all, enjoy.

Minesweeping, for those of you who are still around…

These links are to interviews and discussions that I’ve mostly written myself, not to reviews. So if you want to find out more about How I Wrote CNV, it’s all (mostly) here somewhere.

Mini-interview with Spaceonthebookshelf - my favorite thing about CNV, 24 May 2013

Carnegie interview video clips, April 2013

Blog interview on CNV with Sarah Todd of Girls Like Giants, 1 April 2013

CILIP Carnegie filmed interview - discussion of title and code names in Code Name Verity, posted 1 April 2013

"20 Years to Overnight Success," interview with Candy Gourlay for SCBWI BI online magazine Words & Pictures, 28 Mar 2013

Talk given on behalf of Egmont Uk at the Federation of Children’s Book Groups (FCBG) conference, Culford School, Bury St. Edmonds, 23 Mar 2013

Blog interview with Bibliofiend, 5 March 2013. Caution - spoilers on page 2!

Blog interview with Ruby Ham on Feed Me Books Now, 2 March 2013

The Green Flash and Narrative Motif, for Lorrie Porter at This Craft Called Writing, 1 March 2013 (warning: spoiler alert!)

Epic podcast interview with Deirdre Johnson of the Mount Kisco Library, 23 January 2013

Brief interview with the Mod Podge Bookshelf, 27 December 2012

Interview with J Monkeys at Writing Secrets of 7 Scribes, 22 December 2012

Interview with Amber at the Page Turners Blog, 13 December 2012

Interview with Ann Giles, aka Bookwitch, 12.12.12 This one is illuminated with some interesting pictures including Maddie's house in Stockport and Lysander "Pilot's Notes"!

'Me and My Kindle" - Smugglivus 2012 Guest Author post on the Booksmugglers, 8 December 2012

YA's The Word interview with Katja Weinert, 27 November 2012

YA Wednesday Exclusive: Maggie Stiefvater chats with Elizabeth Wein on Amazon's Omnivoracious blog, 5 September 2012

Bookbridges conversation, 10 August 2012

Interview for School Library Journal with Rick Margolis, 1 July 2012

Interview with YPulse, 28 June 2012

Wizard Interview with Bookshelvers Anonymous with Shelver 506 (part 2 of 2), 20 June 2012

Wizard Interview with Bookshelvers Anonymous with Shelver 506 (part 1 of 2), 19 June 2012

How I Researched CNV, blog entry for Figment, 24 May 2012

Verity Speaks, which is actually an interview on women's roles in wartime and a comment on writing the book... from Verity's point of view, since essentially we share the same views on writing the book. Over on Figment, 22 May 2012

Interview with Monica Edinger in the Huffington Post, 22 May 2012

Flying, Friendship and Theme Songs: interview for Figment, 18 May 2012

Telephone interview with Kirkus, 11 May 2012

Roger Sutton interrogates E Wein. Ha ha, not really. One question from the Editor of the Horn Book on flying and writing! 10 May, 2012

‘The Plot Kept Surprising Me’ - Interview with Shelf Awareness for a Maximum Shelf issue, 26 April 2012

Bookbag Interview (by Jim at YaYeahYeah), 22 April 2012

International Women’s Day guest post and interview with Amy at Turn the Page, 8 March 2012

A CNV birthday gift: Electric Monkey post about the dolls Amanda made for me, 17 February 2012

The literary inspiration behind CNV, for the Booksmugglers, 10 February 2012

On the real life people who inspired CNV, for Daisy Chain Books, 9 February 2012

Guest post on the inspiration for writing CNV on Bookbabblers, 6 February 2012

Tanita Davis’s original V-Day CNV blog tour post at Finding Wonderland, 6 February 2012

E Wein’s encounters with wartime aircraft, on I Want to Read That, 5 February 2012 This post includes LOTS of links to museums with wartime aircraft collections, and also youth aviation schemes within the UK.

Inspiration, work in progress, and Why I Live in Scotland with the Scottish Book Trust, 2 February 2012

Q&A interview with Bookbabblers, 1 February 2012

Telephone interview with Reading Zone, February 2012

On the theme of friendship in CNV with Booktrust, 30 January 2012


IT’S A BOOK ABOUT A PILOT. IT HAS PLANES IN IT. For some reason, this seems to take some people by surprise.
tiboribitiboribi on May 14th, 2012 06:09 pm (UTC)
Wait, I have until Memorial Day? I thought I had until next Wednesday. This gives me so many extra days.
Miriam3rdragon on May 16th, 2012 07:46 pm (UTC)
Oooh, that exhibit does look interesting. Too bad there's no way I'll be in Boston this month. But I might see lions next weekend, so there is some compensation.
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Rosalee LuAnn: Lord Peter--Huh?rosaleeluann on May 14th, 2012 06:20 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, many of the links don't seem to be working. Either that or they don't like me.
E Wein: fiction writer not detectiveeegatland on May 14th, 2012 06:30 pm (UTC)
I think I've fixed them now!
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Estaraestara on May 14th, 2012 07:32 pm (UTC)
Rofl! They recorded the afterword? Okay, I need to get the audiobook just to hear you say my real name ^^

Verity's voice is mispronouncing Thibaut if I hear that correctly (should be emphasized on the second syllable, shouldn't it), so your version of my name won't even be noticeable. It is fascinating to hear it all in Scottish, as a non-Native I really need to fall into it. If she did the breaking down parts as well as she does the beginning, the audiobook should be a real gem, indeed.

Edited at 2012-05-14 07:32 pm (UTC)
E Wein: verity texteegatland on May 14th, 2012 09:57 pm (UTC)
there are a few mispronunciations throughout, but nothing that drives me crazy. Actually they don't pronounce BRODATT correctly to my mind - it is a family name. They use a short "o" vowel sound and we have always used a long one! But overall it's beautiful to listen to. I think Maddie's voice may prove to be a bit more challenging for unaccustomed listeners, and her fake accents aren't as smooth. But it is a very powerful performance overall.
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tapinger on May 14th, 2012 09:40 pm (UTC)
I would be happy to win any edition, but just in case that doesn't happen I've already placed a request at the local library. :)

I've also been mentioning it to the librarians in the family; maybe they'll read it and like it. One can hope...
E Wein: harriet smileeegatland on May 14th, 2012 09:58 pm (UTC)
librarians for the win. thank you!
Jane Darkjane_dark on May 15th, 2012 06:21 am (UTC)
OMG, the audio is amazing.

I am interested in the US edition, only because I already have the UK edition.

Happy book day!
E Wein: eva seilereegatland on May 15th, 2012 10:37 am (UTC)
thank you! Yes, I'm really over the moon about the audio book.
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Thank you! - jane_dark on May 22nd, 2012 03:38 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Sally PoytonSally Poyton on May 15th, 2012 11:22 am (UTC)
Sounds a great book, one for the TBR (to be read pile) Anyways congratulations! Happy book Birthday!
E Wein: eva seilereegatland on May 15th, 2012 12:14 pm (UTC)
thank you! I have got quite an enormous stack of TBRs myself. Know the feeling!
chachic.wordpress.com on May 15th, 2012 12:13 pm (UTC)
Happy Book Birthday in the US! *throws confetti* Love that you're throwing a party over here. As much as I'd love to get a signed copy, I think it would be better to let other readers get those since I already have the pretty UK edition. :)
E Wein: e vaneeegatland on May 15th, 2012 12:16 pm (UTC)
I will send you a signed bookplate. Also, a couple of postcards should be turning up on your doorstep someday soon...
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Becky Yeagerjustatiltedlamp on May 15th, 2012 12:53 pm (UTC)
The NYPL already has twenty-seven copies of the book! (Well, technically, they're on "order," but one already has a hold on it.) I have fangirled to a number of people about the book.

Happy US Book Birthday! Soon, your power will be fueled by the countless tears of American readers.

(Oh, and, I would like to try for the UK edition. The US one is easily availabe here, buuut, the UK's cover is so pretty.)
E Wein: queenieeegatland on May 15th, 2012 01:26 pm (UTC)
27 copies, that's awesome! Tear power, not quite so awesome, but if it's any consolation I have probably spent JUST as many train rides bawling in public over this book as my readers have.

I will put you in the draw for the UK cover!
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Caddy: [btws] horationocoward_soul on May 15th, 2012 06:29 pm (UTC)
"IT HAS PLANES IN IT. For some reason, this seems to take some people by surprise." That made me laugh. :)

I am interested in any copy of the book! I've been looking forward to it for quite some time.
E Wein: eva seilereegatland on May 15th, 2012 08:57 pm (UTC)

I'll count you in!
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handwornhandworn on May 15th, 2012 06:36 pm (UTC)
If you're ever in southeastern Pennsylvania in early June, the World War II Weekend at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum is amazing. There will, the website says, be two or three WASP pilots among the special guests this year. (Not to mention such attractions as the only flying B-29 in existence.) I can tell you the WWII Weekend is a lot of fun, and it's a real honor to get to meet people like that, too.
E Wein: queenieeegatland on May 15th, 2012 09:03 pm (UTC)
Sigh, no, I'm missing that this year. I have an aunt and uncle (craiginjersey, above) who live about 5 mi from Ocean City and they are always trying to get me to come! I'm really sorry to be missing it. Please enjoy vicariously for me!
(Anonymous) on May 15th, 2012 10:33 pm (UTC)
Don't know how to do this livejournal thing, but just wanted to let you know it's a great party! So exciting, I hope that lots of readers have the chance to get obsessed with your books the way we are!

Eleni x
E Wein: e Weineegatland on May 16th, 2012 07:50 am (UTC)
Re: #CodeNameVerity
you are awesome Eleni... the twitter campaign is medal-worthy!
resoundingjoy.wordpress.com on May 15th, 2012 11:49 pm (UTC)
I work in an academic library so unfortunately there is no case to be made for purchasing a copy of your work. HOWEVER I am drawing on the power of the OhioLINK consortium and Search Ohio (currently all 9 copies in OhioLINK have holds or are checked out; there are two available through Search Ohio but apparently I am not permitted to snag the new releases). And no arc's from ebay this time around either :(
resoundingjoy.wordpress.com on May 15th, 2012 11:50 pm (UTC)
Maybe if I keep pushing "refresh" the library consortium gods will relent.
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(Anonymous) on May 16th, 2012 01:12 am (UTC)
Great job!
I love the UK cover but I need another one cause I gave it to my mom for mother's day (she's REALLY into it). So please put me in the raffle for that one.

Congratulations, Elizabeth - the book is great (I just reread it) and I love all the publicity especially the NY Times review!

I ordered my copies from our local independent book store a while ago because I wanted to encourage them to carry it, and they already had it on order!

Love, Jenny Patterson
E Wein: E Wein age 7eegatland on May 16th, 2012 07:50 am (UTC)
Re: Great job!
thanks, Jenny. I have still got the postcard you sent when you were in the UK in 2010 and had first read it... being of a squirrelly nature I treasure these things. And I am envious of you having a local independent!
Jessraanve on May 16th, 2012 01:42 pm (UTC)
Definitely very much interested in the US edition! (Tho I may convince the spouse to purchase the Kindle version so I can read it while I travel this week.)
E Wein: eva seilereegatland on May 16th, 2012 08:17 pm (UTC)
lovely! can't hurt to have both...
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the mapmaking sort of cartographer: Worry (iharthdarth)almightychrissy on May 16th, 2012 10:24 pm (UTC)
I have gotten to part 2 and I can contain myself no longer. I don't know if a book has ever made me feel this way. I am a notorious speed reader who must know what happens next, but I find myself taking this more slowly, more thoroughly, partially so I don't miss anything and partially because I feel physically ill.

I don't mean this as a criticism; far from it. This book is amazing. I started out feeling mildly dissonant from the cheerful tone juxtaposed with the horrid references to torture, but as the plot progressed, I got more and more upset, and by the time of cSPOILERic I began to feel absolutely petrified.

I need to finish making dinner. Then I have to eat, and pack tomorrow's lunch, and generally be a grown-up, and I don't know if I can because I'm too scared about this book.

the mapmaking sort of cartographeralmightychrissy on May 17th, 2012 02:30 am (UTC)
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I finished the book. I want to go into detail about what you've done to me, but I do not want to put book spoilers in your party post. Please just know that the reaction you have inspired is extremely visceral and intense, and it'll be awhile before I can get to sleep after this, and your book is unspeakably beautiful.
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lauradi7lauradi7 on May 17th, 2012 02:48 am (UTC)
MFA exhibit
Museum page here
Let's see if this works - I took a bunch of poor quality cell phone photographs. I haven't tried posting with dropbox links before
rayon left, wool right
close-up of pocket
victory day dress
close-up of victory day fabric
The garments below are
from 1947. The fur coat required coupons for the lining plus lots of money, one assumes. The wedding dress gave an impression of being styled like that of Princess Elizabeth that was, although hers was covered with seed pearls imported from the US. She still had to partly pay with ration coupons, though.
The vast majority of the items in the exhibit were scarves, including some with airplanes. There was also an enormous and impressive lace curtain equivalent of the Battle of Britain (enormous as in 20 feet long, at a guess).
The exhibit catalogue is available on Amazon, or presumably by ordering through the MFA. I flipped through it at the bookstore, but decided against it.
E Wein: harriet smileeegatland on May 17th, 2012 08:16 am (UTC)
Re: MFA exhibit
OMG you are my hero.

I will report back when I've checked out all these links.
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woman who reads too muchboxofdelights on May 17th, 2012 06:50 am (UTC)
I have made a purchase suggestion to my local public library. I'd love the UK edition.
E Wein: eva seilereegatland on May 17th, 2012 08:33 am (UTC)
fantastic news. Thank you!
(Anonymous) on May 17th, 2012 05:32 pm (UTC)
code name verity
I ordered your book long before the release date based on the Kirkus review. Alas, as a librarian in a public high school, my order must go through many hands before the book finally arrives on our shelf! I have waited so long to read it; I would love the US version! Please enter me in your giveaway!
Happy Book Day!
E Wein: eva seilereegatland on May 17th, 2012 07:53 pm (UTC)
Re: code name verity
Ok - can you please leave me an email or online ID in case you win! thanks for the good wishes.
jill heatherjillheather on May 18th, 2012 12:53 am (UTC)
Oh, I would love the Canadian version (unless they did silly things like use US spellings?). I have the UK version, but that can easily be passed along to a local school or library.
E Wein: eva seilereegatland on May 18th, 2012 03:18 pm (UTC)
They *do* use US spellings! It is essentially the same hardback as the US one, but the lettering on the cover is different (it is the one with the white lettering above).

I had pretty close control over the editing of the US version and it is not overbearingly Americanized.
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ginnylandginnyland on May 18th, 2012 03:54 pm (UTC)
Just finished this book Thursday, and all I can say is WOW. I read a copy via NetGalley, but this is one I want to have in book format. It feels more real to Verity's legacy to hold the paper. (and by Verity I mean all the people this happened to)

With that said, I adore the UK cover, which I think is a more dynamic cover!
E Wein: e vaneeegatland on May 18th, 2012 04:04 pm (UTC)
I know, it really is a sort of indulgent celebration of writing paper. I will put you in the raffle!
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Hannahlily SmithHannahlily Smith on May 18th, 2012 07:31 pm (UTC)
Oh gosh, I would love to win an autographed copy of any of the editions. Not sure if it's fair for me to enter, though, since I already own 7 copies. I bought a bunch so I could lend them to practically everyone I know and get them as excited about this excellent book as I am! Really, I am so astounded at the brilliance of this books. One of the best books I've ever read. Thank you for writing it!
E Wein: eva seilereegatland on May 18th, 2012 07:40 pm (UTC)
Holy cow, 7 copies??? I think you've EARNED an autograph.

I will put you on the list. Thanks so much for your amazing support. (I have seen you about on Goodreads, I think... I recognize your name.)
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E Wein: queenieeegatland on June 1st, 2012 05:01 pm (UTC)
I hope you enjoy it, and thank you!