Archive for August, 2007

The silent war – by Frank Falla

Sunday, August 12th, 2007

German gun emplacement on the north shore of Guernsey.I’ve just come back from a week-long holiday in the Channel Islands, spending time on both Guernsey and Sark. In addition to the rural quiet, spectacular scenery and delicious local food, one attraction for me was to see the one part of the British Isles that came under German Nazi rule during the Second World War. (Pictured: German gun emplacement on Guernsey’s north shore.)


Red Gold – by Alan Furst

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

Alan Furst is routinely hailed as possibly the greatest living writer of traditional espionage fiction. He sets his books in exotic times and places — this one, for example, recounts stories of the French resistance and is mostly set in Paris in the early 1940s.