Win a Family Weekend Break with Lovereading and VisitWiltshire - click here for details...

debuts of the month tudor queens series
Search our site
The Last Summer by Andree Michaud Read the opening extract of the brand new Andree Michaud book before its publication on 25/01/2018

The Secrets of Codes Understanding the World of Hidden Messages by Paul Lunde

The Secrets of Codes Understanding the World of Hidden Messages


The Secrets of Codes Understanding the World of Hidden Messages by Paul Lunde

This is an exciting and entertaining global investigation that explores the history and mystery of coded information and how it's been harnessed. The book includes a comprehensive survey of international codes explaining how codes and ciphers work, why they were invented and how they have been cracked. The book is highly illustrated with over 500 photographs and illustrations including visual galleries of graphic codes and in-depth analyses of secret communications. The result is a fascinating book whose scope covers everything from hieroglypics and naval pennants to stained glass windows and heraldic shields. Anyone who enjoyed The Da Vinci Code will be enthralled by this book.


'A fascinating exploration of the world of hidden messages...the subject matter is so intriguing and its presentation so visual...Highly recommended for any would-be sleuth.'
Books for Keeps (January 2010)

'There are 279 pages, crammed with text and often intriguing illustrations. Fortunately, it also has a decent index and useful glossary. This book will be relevant to a diverse range of readers'
The Guide To Children

's Books, Carousel (March 2010)'

About the Author

Paul Lunde is a gifted linguist who has lived all over the world. He has translated many books and has a special interest in the outer fringes of cultural history.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

16th September 2009


Paul Lunde

More books by Paul Lunde
Author 'Like for Like'


A & C Black Publishers Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


288 pages


Coding theory & cryptology



If you love reading, then you'll love Lovereading! Full of tips & info for every discerning reader.

Lynne Rapson

At Lovereading there are fabulous books available in every genre, with great reviews to help you pick the right book for you.

Teresa O'Halloran

Because of Lovereading I have broadened my reading horizons with some really great books that I probably would never have chosen myself.

Susan Walsh

I love reading because my cares & woes vanish for an hour or two whilst I read of the joys, adventures, lives of the characters in the book.

Jennifer Moville

A great place to go to find your next literary escape, and where you don't have to judge a book by its cover!

Suzanne Beney

Insightful reader reviews and unbiased recommendations. I don't know how I chose books before Lovereading! An essential for all book lovers.

Sarah Harper

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

I love the newsletter with reviews of all the new books coming out. Can't wait to open it when it arrives in my inbox.

Rachel Aygin