"Enigma" is a novel by Robert Harris, about Tom Jericho, a young mathematician trying to break the Germans' "Enigma" ciphers during
World War II. It was adapted to film in 2001. He is stationed in Bletchley Park, the British cryptologist central office, and is worked to the point of exhaustion.
Apart from the plot, the book is notable for its grim descriptions of winter in a war-torn Britain.
The book, though fiction, is criticised by people who were at Bletchley Park as bearing little resemblance to the real wartime Bletchley Park. [Cracking the Luftwaffe Codes, Gwen Watkins, Greenhill Books 2006, ISBN 978-1-85367-687-1]
*1st edition, Random House, 1995. ISBN 0-679-42887-9
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