Blogs in January 1970

Absolute Friends 1st January 1970

In previous novels, le Carré has delighted in taking us on a mystery tour. This time, the mystery is located in character more than plot. The absolute friends of the title are Ted Mundy and his East German friend,...

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Eva’s Cousin 1st January 1970

In the summer of 1944 Gertraud Weisker 20 years old when her cousin Eva Braun invited her to come and keep her company at Berchtesgaden. This is the story of her fascination with the easy, glamourous lifestyle of her...

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Straight into Darkness 1st January 1970

In 1920s Munich, homicide detective Axel Berg is called to the scene of a grisly homicide, the victim being a young society wife. Soon, a second body is uncovered: the discovery of a third indicates that Berg is dealing...

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The Book Thief 1st January 1970

Nine-year-old Liesel lives with her foster family on Himmel Street in Molching, a fictional village just outside non-ficitonal Munich, during the dark days of the Third Reich. Her Communist parents have been transported to a concentration camp, and during...

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The One from the Other 1st January 1970

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