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007 and Mail Rail: the lost James Bond scene on the Post Office Railway

In which nobody does it worse

2 April 2018 · 1 Comment

The Making of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, by Charles Helfenstein – book review

Nobody’s done it better

2 April 2018 · 2 Comments

We Were the Salt of the Sea, by Roxanne Bouchard – book review

So poetic a pleasure

14 March 2018 · Leave a comment

A Darker State, by David Young – book review

Skull-duggery in the DDR

10 March 2018 · 1 Comment

The Meal of Fortune, by Philip Brady – book review

The new Tom Sharpe, everyone!

5 March 2018 · Leave a comment

Simone Buchholz – Secret Library

Parker. Duras. Arjouni.

22 February 2018 · Leave a comment

Night trains: the rise and fall of the sleeper, by Andrew Martin – book review

A book starring trains, but not about trains

18 February 2018 · 1 Comment

Killed, by Thomas Enger – book review

Taut. Rich. Involved.

6 February 2018 · Leave a comment

Fire and Fury, by Michael Wolff – book review

A frustrating and puzzling book (much like its subject)

28 January 2018 · 2 Comments

Deep Blue Trouble, by Steph Broadribb – book review

Meet the next Bond?

7 January 2018 · Leave a comment