Pensioner honoured as book reaches national award shortlist

Eileen Younghusband with her award
Eileen Younghusband with her award

A 91-YEAR-OLD woman who wrote about her war efforts has been shortlisted for a national book award.

Eileen Younghusband, who spent years of the war working at Bletchley Park, wrote One Woman’s War to raise awareness of what she called the ‘fundamental work’ of the Filter Room.

In the book she describes her own war efforts as she served as a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force. It has now been shortlisted for the People’s Book Prize 2012/2013.

She said: “I was thrilled to hear my book had made it through to the final stages of the competition. The People’s Book Prize is a great opportunity for authors to receive commendation for their hard work. It will be really interesting to meet the other finalists at the awards ceremony in London next year.”

Voting re-opens on May 21 next year and people can register their vote by visiting The People’s Book Prize website. The winners will be announced during an awards ceremony on May 29.