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Enigma Uncovered is due out early  2022.


Preview Video

My co-author husband (Howard Jennings) and I are involved in putting together a preview video for the book Enigma Uncovered. Filming for this took place for this in August and editing is now taking place. The photo shows our film set which is set up to look like a room in the 1940s with a wooden chair, a pencil and even a tungsten lightbulb.

Filming for the Enigma Uncovered video

From left to right: Anna, Howard, Jim and Mark

We were very fortunate to be lent a REAL Enigma machine for the day. This was thanks to Dr Mark Baldwin, a well-known speaker on the Enigma story, and publisher of several relevant books, including The Hut Six Story by Gordon Welchman.

We were delighted that professional photographer, Jim Homes, agreed to help us with the film. Jim Holmes has been a professional photographer his entire working life and supports us with image copyright advice and applies his image management and optimisation skills to our images (Enigma Uncovered has approximately 250 images.) Jimโ€™s work can be seen at: www.jimholmes.co.uk

Upcoming seminar

We are planning an Enigma seminar in Chester, UK, with Mark Baldwin. We aim for the seminar to coincide with the publication of Enigma Uncovered. Mark will bring his Enigma machine and will demonstrate how it works. Howard and I will describe how the codebreaking took place and why it was so challenging. The seminar will be aimed at a nontechnical audience and will suit people from 11+.

Current work

My current project concerns the use of algorithms in the home. I am conducting small experiments to see how useful algorithms can be for speeding up household tasks so that I have more time to do the things I enjoy โ€“ cooking, cycling, travelling โ€“ or sometimes just sitting in the garden with a beer when itโ€™s warm enough. Algorithms have a bad press, and they just cover ordinary functions such as sorting, searching and scheduling.