ELISA SEGRAVE is a writer, and is the leader and creator of “Celebrating Bletchley Park” where she ELISA-AND-PERRYwill be the event host.

Elisa’s mother, Anne Hamilton-Grace, was an indexer in Hut 3, then was promoted to fourth Naval Duty Officer during the lead-up to and during Operation Torch, the Allied Invasion of North Africa in November 1942.

Anne’s extensive diaries, which began in 1930 and ended in 1953, informed Elisa’s book The Girl Girl-From-Station-Xfrom Station X — My Mother’s Unknown Life which extends beyond the War effort into a portrait of life during that period different from most other histories.

She published her first book in 1995, after her divorce. The Diary of a Breast was one of the first memoirs of cancer, and is a black comedy about Elisa’s experience. Soon after, she published a novel Ten Men, also with Faber. Elisa has kept a daily diary since she was sixteen. She hopes to publish her diaries but is afraid of libel.