Computing Books published by Fourth Estate

The following is a list of Computing Books published by Fourth Estate in the Centre for Computing History collection. It is not an exhaustive list of and other books may have been published. If you have a book that you would like to donate to our collection, please view our donations page.

There are 2 Computing Books published by Fourth Estate in our collection :
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A Computer Called LEO Date: 2003 A Computer Called LEO

The eccentric story of one of the most bizarre marriages in the history of British business: the invention of the world's first office computer and the Lyons Teashop.

"LEO and its creators deserve their place in history not because of what it was, but because of what it did. For LEO was the first computer in the world to be harnessed to the task of running a business." - Georgina Ferry.

Published: 2003.


A paperback edition was published in 2005, by Harper Perennial.

Georgina Ferry Transcripts:
Georgina Ferry has donated the unedited transcripts of the people she interviewed for her book, A Computer called LEO, to the Heritage Project of the LEO Computers Society. The following interviewees are included: Anthony Salmon, Maurice Wilkes, David Wheeler, Murray Laver, David Caminer, John Pinkerton, Ernest Kaye, Ray Shaw, Derek Hemy, Peter Hermon, John Aris, Mary Coombs, Ralph Land, Frank Land (incomplete first half of transcript lost).

Publisher: Fourth Estate
Author: Georgina Ferry
Platform: LEO

The Code Book Date: 1999 The Code Book

The Science f Secrecy from Ancient Egypt t Quantum Cryptography


  1. The cipher of Mary Queen of Scots
  2. Le Chiffre Indéchiffrable
  3. The Mechanism of Secrecy
  4. Cracking the Enigma
  5. The Language Barrier
  6. Alice and Bob Go Public
  7. Pretty Good Privacy
  8. A Quantum Leap into the Future

Publisher: Fourth Estate
Author: Simon singh

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