Blogs in January 1970

The Quiet American 1st January 1970

‘The novel that I love the most is The Quiet American’ Ian McEwan Into the intrigue and violence of 1950s Indo-China comes CIA agent Alden Pyle, a young idealistic American sent to promote democracy through a mysterious ‘Third Force’....

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The Book of Salt 1st January 1970

Saigon in the 20s, Paris in the 30s, this is the story of loss and exile. Paris in the household of Gertrude Stein, and Saigon the homeland. A touchingly evocative novel.

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