Booklist: "This refreshingly unusual wartime tale is a testament to female friendship, and its strength lies in its superbly written, fierce and funny heroine, and a well-developed cast of supporting characters."For a young woman of exceptional intelligence and courage, being sequestered from the dangers of WW2 on the idyllic island of Bermuda is maddening. She is determined to get into the fight--then the fight is brought to her. Lucy Barrett is a Censorette, part of a branch of British Intelligence stationed on the island to inspect mail between North America and European nations at war. Determined to contribute in a more substantial way, Lucy uses her Cambridge education and love of Shakespeare to detect a Nazi spy ring operating out of Brooklyn. Just as she is promoted to a dangerous job overseas, her good friend is murdered. Should she embrace her new assignment, or seek justice for her friend?
Elizabeth Bales Frank is the author of the novel Cooder Cutlas, published by Harper & Row. Her essays have appeared in Glamour, Cosmopolitan, The Sun, Barrelhouse, Post Road, Epiphany, The Writing Disorder and other literary publications. She was awarded a residency at Ragdale, where part of this novel was written. She earned a BFA in film from New York University, and an MLIS from the Pratt Institute. She lives in New York City.
"If you love history, strong female characters, and even stronger female friendships, I'm sure you'll love Censorettes just as much as I did." - The Mistress of Books