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Jan Morris, Legendary Travel Writer And Memoirist, 94

Morris established her reputation with dispatches from Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary’s climb of Mount Everest – she went 3/4 of the way up herself – and continued as a journalist interviewing everyone from Che Guevara to Guy Burgess. In a book review, “Anatole Broyard extolled Ms. Morris’s travel books as ‘oddly reassuring, showing us that there are more ways of experiencing cultures than most of us supposed.'” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Mount Everest, Che Guevara, Morris, Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, Guy Burgess, Anatole Broyard, 11.21.20, Jan Morris Legendary Travel


New Leaf Run-off Poll for November • If Books Could Kill, Thrilling Stories

This is the runoff poll to select the book we'll read and discuss in November, 2020. Note: I won't be voting in this poll unless there is another tie, at which point I'll cast the tiebreaking vote. . This is NOT a multiple-choice poll. Choose one, and only one. . Questions? FAQs |
Tags: Books, UK, US, Canada, Britain, Book Clubs, James Bond, Ian Fleming, Jamaica, Cia, Bond, Goldeneye, Soviet Union, Fleming, Louise, Vesper Lynd


New Leaf Updated Voting Thread for November • If Books Could Kill, Thrilling Stories

Apologies for messing up the first of these polls. I was rushed, and had too many interruptions. And not even @issybird had the power to fix it, so we're trying again... It's time to select the book that the New Leaf Book Club will read in November, 2020. The theme is If Books Could Kill, Thrilling Stories We love new participants. We're happy for you to vote, but in the interest of a vibrant conversation, we'd like to request that you please not vote unless you plan to join...
Tags: Amazon, Books, UK, New York, London, Massachusetts, US, Canada, Britain, Oxford, Book Clubs, James Bond, Ian Fleming, South London, Jamaica, Cia


New Leaf Vote for November • If Books Could Kill, Thrilling Stories

It's time to select the book that the New Leaf Book Club will read in November, 2020. The theme is If Books Could Kill, Thrilling Stories We love new participants. We're happy for you to vote, but in the interest of a vibrant conversation, we'd like to request that you please not vote unless you plan to join the discussion whatever the selection. :) So if you haven't posted in a book club thread yet, do please say a quick hello here or in the Welcome thread. This is a poll...
Tags: Amazon, Books, UK, New York, London, Massachusetts, US, Canada, Britain, Oxford, Book Clubs, James Bond, Ian Fleming, South London, Jamaica, Cia


Sundance Now Unveils June TV & Movie Slate

Sundance Now Unveils June TV & Movie Slate Sundance Now has revealed their June slate, including the highly-anticipated fifth season of the espionage thriller The Bureau, the second season of the British psychological thriller Liar, the shocking finales of the Nordic psychological thriller Sanctuary and Bad Mothers, as well as star-studded films like The Hours and The Intervention. RELATED: Mandatory Streamers: Solar Opposites Brings the Wit & Chaos in Justin Roiland’s New Series The Sundance...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Jamie Dornan, Montana, Mexico, Scotland, Boston, Virginia, India, Los Angeles, Siri, Bbc


Why Is England So Messed Up? Blame The Old Etonians.

I'm suffering from a severe case of the Brexit blues. Who to blame for the state of England, Albanian pimps, Polish builders, Russian Oligarchs or Romanian welfare scroungers? No, silly. Blame the Old Etonians. From Suez to Brexit, when those posh boys do politics, they almost always leave an Eton Mess. When it comes to the subject of Eton College, I am never impartial, fair or accurate. I've hated Eton, England's most famous fee-paying boarding school, ever since they turned up in Victorian-er...
Tags: England, London, News, David Cameron, Eu, Conservative, Michael Gove, Moscow, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Conservative Party, Wimbledon, Daily Telegraph, Huffington Post, Cabinet, Jo Johnson


How Cambridge spy Guy Burgess charmed the Observer’s man in Moscow

Secret files released by MI5 reveal how the Observer’s Russia correspondent formed an uneasy friendship with the British defector in 1958Ever since two members of the Foreign Office, Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean, both Cambridge graduates, screeched their Austin saloon to a halt in Southampton docks and scrambled aboard the midnight ferry to Saint-Malo in the closing minutes of 25 May 1951, their dramatic flight has sponsored a minor genre.Now, with the release by MI5 of secret documents dealin...
Tags: Books, Russia, UK News, World news, History, Austin, Southampton, The Observer, UK security and counter-terrorism, Cambridge, Moscow, MI5, Espionage, National Archives, Alan Bennett, MacLean


Guy Burgess: The Spy Who Knew Everyone by Stewart Purvis and Jeff Hulbert – review

The second recent biography of the cold war spy adds much to a familiar story thanks to newly released filesLike London buses, you wait ages for a Guy Burgess biography, then two turn up at once. The journalist authors of this one are unlucky to be trailing in the recent wake of Andrew Lownie’s meticulously researched life of the disreputable but undeniably fascinating Guy, Stalin’s Englishman, but they do add materially to the familiar story.With the benefit of hundreds of newly released Nation...
Tags: Books, Politics, London, Cold War, World news, Culture, Cambridge, Biography, Espionage, National Archives, Guy, Burgess, Andrew Lownie, Guy Burgess, Stewart Purvis, Jeff Hulbert