The secret numbers competition…

You’ve read the fascinating interview with author Elizabeth Buchan. For a chance to win a copy Light of the Moon and read about Evelyn St John’s secret wartime life and work in France, answer the questions below. All the answers are somewhere in my blog!

Many codes in the Second World War and later were based on numbers. Letters in a message would be substituted with numbers using an agreed key. So, the answers to the quiz should produce a list of numbers.

Email the answers (not in Morse code, thank you) with each number separated by a comma, to alison [at] by Friday 26 August 5pm (17:00) UK time.

  1. How many numbered tips did I give you when researching?
  2. What speed was my heroine doing in her Giulietta?
  3. How many attended Lumb Bank?
  4. How many things do we learn when taking it on the chin?
  5. What page had I reached in my first novel when I blogged about confronting it?
  6. How many named people in the photo at the RNA Winter Party?
  7. How many years would I get in Holloway?
  8. How old is book 2?

Je vous souhaite bonne chance…


The rules

  1. The competition is open to anybody in the world.
  2. Only one entry will be accepted per person.
  3. Entry is by email only. Please email your entry in the body of the email, NOT as an attachment and put NUMBERS QUIZ in the subject line of your email.
  4. Deadline for receiving entries is Friday 26 August 5pm (17:00) UK time and is final. No entries received after the given date and time will be considered.
  5. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  6. The winner will be contacted personally.
  7. By entering, you agree that your name can be posted on this blog when the winner is announced.
  8. The prize must be taken as stated. There are no cash alternatives.
  9. No responsibility accepted for late or lost entries due to the Internet. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.
  10. No responsibility is accepted for ineligible entries or entries made fraudulently.
  11. Entering this competition means you have accepted these rules and to agree to be bound by them.

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