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John le Carré’s Last Novel, Published Before His Death

Agent Running in the Field (2019) I love a good spy novel, I must admit. And le Carré‘s brand of convoluted tale is the best, in my opinion. But, as always, I wonder about the naming of said stories. Agent-Running … Continue reading

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When an Author Names a Character to Make a Point

Les Misérables: Cosette It’s a very wee example of the irony that comes from the naming of characters in a story. Victor Hugo has an advantage over the rest of us: he was there during the Paris uprising. So, whether … Continue reading

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Was “Jane Eyre” the Precursor of “Rebecca”?

Charlotte Brontë (April 21, 1816 – March 31, 1855) I’m finally reading “Manderley Forever” the story of Daphne du Maurier’s life. In it, I’m beginning to get an inkling that the Brontë sisters had more of an influence on Daphne … Continue reading

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The Secrets Behind the Master Spy Writer

David Cornwall (October 19, 1931 – December 12, 2020) I’ve read at least 20 of John le Carré‘s 25 novels, and the memoir “The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories From My Life” written in 2016. I feel I know the author from … Continue reading

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