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  • Writer's pictureHelen Fry

'Women in Intelligence' - a Waterstones Best Book of 2023

I am honoured that 'Women in Intelligence' was selected by Waterstones to be one of their 'Best Books of 2023', within the category of Military History.

There are few moments as exhilarating and humbling as seeing your work acknowledged.

At the same time, despite 20 books later, it is still equally strange seeing my own name on the front cover - it is a truly surreal experience and one that many authors I'm sure can relate to.

This recognition by Waterstones is not just a personal triumph for myself; it is a triumph for the countless women whose stories have been hidden in the shadows of history for far too long.

A Best Book of 2023 in Military History

To be listed among the best books of the year in 2023 is a dream come true for any author, and it serves as a powerful testament to the resilience and significance of the stories within 'Women in Intelligence'.

As 'Women in Intelligence' finds its place on the shelves of bookstores across the UK and USA, I am excited about the prospect of more readers discovering the hidden legacy of those written within the pages of the book.

I am also grateful to my publisher Yale, the readers who have already embraced these stories, and to the booksellers and literary communities that continue to champion diverse narratives within military history.

Thank you,

Helen x


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