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Alan Furst, “The Spies of Warsaw”

So maybe it’s not a formula. Maybe it’s a recipe, which implies, to me at least (cook rather than chemist), more latitude. Ingredients include likable melancholy hero, redoubtable Nazi villain(s), a modest dose of spycraft, several discreet but circumstantial sex … Continue reading

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Peter Ho Davies, “The Welsh Girl”

What does Rudolf Hess have to do with Wales?  Turns out he was interned in that wild country during World War II after having escaped from Germany.  The Welsh Girl opens with an anglo-German soldier attempting to discern whether or … Continue reading

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