Fertig’s new poems

“Poet, publisher and long-time supporter of the writing community, Salt Spring Island-based Mona Fertig (left) has released her first collection of poems in 14 years.” FULL STORY


Genni Gunn

June 27th, 2024

It is June 1940 and fifteen-year-old, Anglo-Italian Olivia Baldini’s peaceful English life is disrupted as Britain declares war on Italy in Genni Gunn’s latest novel, The Cipher (Signature Editions $22.95). Olivia’s extraordinary memory makes her invaluable to Winston Churchill’s Special Operations Executive (SOE), where she is trained in nursing, coding and espionage. Meanwhile, Nino Fabris, an Italian Merchant Marine, is captured in North Africa and sent to a POW camp in Kenya. Nino joins the British SOE for a chance at freedom. Olivia and Nino briefly meet in London before embarking on separate perilous missions. Despite the chaos of war and having loved ones back home, their bond grows as they navigate dangerous operations together in this tale of love during dangerous times. 9781773240800

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