The Extraordinary Life of Alan Turing

The Extraordinary Life of Alan Turing

Summary

Alan Turing was:

A mathematician

A scientist

An inspiration

Alan Turing was a mathematician, scientist and codebreaker who helped defeat the Nazis in the Second World War with his incredible decoding of secret messages from enemy soldiers.

Discover his life story in this beautifully illustrated book, from his childhood as a quiet boy who loved maths, to becoming one of the most important scientists and codebreakers in history.

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About the authors

Michael Lee Richardson

Michael Lee Richardson is an award-winning writer currently based in Glasgow. His recent short, MY LONELINESS IS KILLING ME, won the 2018 Scottish BAFTA for Best Short Film. Michael has taken part in BBC writersrooms, and has won several awards for his original scripts. Michael started writing in 2010 and since then has written several produced shorts, children's television episodes, and performed plays. He is also the author of THE OTHER TEAM, WE WERE ALWAYS HERE, and contributed to the queer anthology PROUD.

Michael's work focuses on LGBTQ+ characters and stories. When Michael isn't writing, he is a community campaigner and works at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
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Freda Chiu (Illustrator)

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