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Meanwhile, the Blake Line Continues into Other Work…

Some Reincarnational Timeline (Part 3) Continuing forward from William Blake, we get the traditional sequence continuing into law enforcement, through John Frederick Parker, Lincoln’s AWOL police guard. One might wonder why William Blake would go this way, and I suspect … Continue reading

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“Until Death Do Us Part”

The Rosenbergs’ Execution (June 19, 1953) So why didn’t Julius save Ethel? The FBI was right: he had recruited spies, so he could easily have given names and probably saved her life, and very possibly his own, too. “Dad’s unwillingness … Continue reading

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How John le Carré Describes George Smiley to His Readers

A Murder of Quality (1962) If you’re like me, you would have probably thoroughly enjoyed the Smiley Trilogy (“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”, “The Honourable Schoolboy” and “Smiley’s People”). But I had never read one of the early books that introduced … Continue reading

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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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Operation Mincemeat: Ian Fleming’s Greatest Untold Story

The Man Who Never Was (1956) I remember this film. At the time, I thought it was fiction, but now has been proven true. And wouldn’t you know it: Ian Fleming may have written the plot. In 1943, Royal Navy … Continue reading

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From Where Exactly Did the OO7 Designation Originate?

Ian Fleming (May 28, 1908 – August 12, 1964) I knew I’d get around to this individual eventually. His story reads like a spy novel, full of twists and turns, and unexpected resolutions, including James Bond’s number. I have rectified … Continue reading

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John Dee’s Cryptic Code

Diary Entry Dated December 9, 1579 Θις νιγτ μι υυιφ δρεμιδ θατ ονε καμ το ἑρ ανδ τουχεδ ἑρ, σαιινγ, “Μιστρες Δεε, yου αρ κονκειυεδ οφ χιλδ, ὑος ναμε μυστ βε Ζαχαριας; βε οφ γυδ χερε, ἑ σαλ δο υυελ … Continue reading

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Listening to the Sound of Silence

The Secret Book of Dzyan I started reading this little book about the ‘oldest manuscript in the world’ yesterday. What have I gleaned, so far? The Language of the Book of Dzyan Like all secret manuscripts stored in Shambhala, the … 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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Code Name: Madeleine

Noor Inayat-Khan (January 1, 1914 – November 13, 1944) Here is a spy of a different kind. She features in Lars Muhl’s book as a Jeanne d’Arc character in a long line of Mary Magdalene women. Here’s the passage: ‘As … Continue reading

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