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Competition Time!

To celebrate Elizabeth’s upcoming tour we are giving away a signed and dedicated copy of her latest book Black Dove, White Raven.

To be in with a chance of winning simply answer the question below:

In her book the family emigrate to Ethiopia, what three colours make up the Ethiopian flag?

  • Black, yellow and red
  • Blue, yellow and red
  • Green, yellow and red

The closing date is Wednesday 22 June. To enter please add your answer as a comment below along with your name, who you would like the book to be dedicated to and an email address. View full terms and conditions here.

About Elizabeth Wein


Elizabeth’s itinerant and colourful life has taken her from England to the United States and Jamaica before finally moving back to Scotland in 2000. As well as studying for a PhD in Folklore, Elizabeth developed a passion for flying and obtained her pilot’s license in 2003. This inspired her recent trilogy of books focussing on the role of female fighter pilots in wartime. Guaranteed to be insightful and rewarding, her fascinating talks and workshops cover topics such as flying, World War II and Ethiopia, how she draws on her own experiences in the writing process.

Author Fact File

  • Elizabeth began writing her first published novel, The Winter Prince, aged just 15!
  • Since obtaining her private pilot’s license, Elizabeth has flown in the States, Kenya and all over southern England.
  • Code Name Verity, the first in her aviation themed trilogy, was a New York Times bestseller in young adult fiction.
  • In her research for Black Dove, White Raven Elizabeth had a stab at wing- walking, a stunt performed in the book!

On the Bookshelf

Black Dove, White Raven

BLack-Dove-cover1Black Dove, White Raven is the story of Emilia and Teo, two American friends whose lives are turned upside down when their stunt pilot mothers are involved in a tragic crash. Emilia’s mother survives the crash and moves with the children to Ethiopia, determined that they should be raised in a country where Teo is not judged by the colour of his skin. All three fall in love with their new home, but when war is declared with Italy, they face a battle to survive life in their suddenly war-torn land.

Code Name Verity

Code-Name-Verity-cover-1Code Name Verity is the story of Julie and Maddy, two British women who become involved in a thrilling tale of espionage, hardship and survival during World War II. The novel appeals to readers on a number of levels: the unlikely friendship between the two main characters is captivating, and the twisting and turning dual narrative keeps the action moving at a fast pace towards its thrilling climax.

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