by Scarlett Thomas | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
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Registered by wingNu-Kneeswing of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on 9/8/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingNu-Kneeswing from Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, September 08, 2017
I bought this from the 2 new paperbacks for £5 table in Sanders/Wyevale garden centre, Brent Knoll while travelling from the Forest of Dean to Plymouth during our recent holidays.

Amazon Editorial Review: "Alice Butler has been receiving some odd messages - all anonymous, all written in code. Are they from someone at PopCo, the profit-hungry corporation she works for? Or from Alice's long lost father? Or has someone else been on her trail?
The solution, she is sure, will involve the code-breaking skills she learned from her grandparents and the key she's been wearing round her neck since she was ten.
PopCo is a grown-up adventure of family secrets, puzzles, big business and the power of numbers."

Journal Entry 2 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 06, 2017
I don't know what to write about this interesting story narrated by Alice, who works for the huge multi-national toy corporation PopCo, with background information about her unusual childhood with her grandparents, a mathematician who worked at Bletchley Park and a cryptoanalyst/code and cipher expert/crossword setter etc, complete with all sorts of environmental and planetary warnings . . . not to mention the pirate treasure map . . . .
I enjoyed the story, well I think I did, although it would take more than this to make me a vegan, but the maths and code/cipher stuff went way over my head . . . I suspect it would be a different story if I'd been able to follow it properly!
On the other hand, anyone I know who would appreciate the maths/crypto stuff is unlikely to enjoy the story - and would be even less impressed with all the preaching than I was!

Journal Entry 3 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, December 18, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (12/18/2017 UTC) at Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom


When we discovered that the Trinity Official BookCrossing Zone in Leeds had folded and all the remaining books given to charity, Deltic and I decided to swap the books we'd taken to donate there and wild release each other's books some place else . . . This is one of the ones I gave to him . . . . Happy travelling!

Journal Entry 4 by wingDelticwing at Ossett, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 19, 2017
It was rather sad to discover that Trinity OBCZ had folded, but now this book and it's three companions is safe in my hands. Or is it?
I have a cunning plan..............

Journal Entry 5 by wingDelticwing at Roundhay in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, February 18, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (2/18/2018 UTC) at Roundhay in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom


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