Blogs in January 1970

Ashenden 1st January 1970

When war broke out in 1914, Somerset Maugham was dispatched by the British Secret Service to Switzerland under the guise of completing a play. Multilingual, knowledgeable about many European countries and a celebrated writer, Maugham had the perfect cover,...

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The Bleeding Horse and Other Ghost Stories 1st January 1970

This book brings to the author’s Dublin neighborhood with a variety of ghosts, ghouls and goblins. The stories are full of fascinating local history, atmosphere and architectural details that one can still see today.

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The Things They Carried 1st January 1970

A sequence of stories about the Vietnam War, this book also has the unity of a novel, with recurring characters and interwoven strands of plot and theme. It aims to summarize America’s involvement in Vietnam, and her coming to...

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Deep South 1st January 1970

This handsome collection, the first to bring together the finest stories about Tasmania, includes works by notable early Australian writers, such as Marcus Clarke and Tasma: internationally renowned practitioners, like Hal Porter, Carmel Bird and Nicholas Shakespeare: and a...

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How to Escape from a Leper Colony 1st January 1970

Lyrical, lush and haunting, the prose shimmers in this nuanced debut, set primarily in the US Virgin Islands. Part oral history, part postcolonial narrative, HOW TO ESCAPE FROM A LEPER COLONY is ultimately a lovely portrait of a wholly...

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