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thegreentealibrarian
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This series gets better and better with each volume. Robert comes home to England from India so he can pursue the man who killed his mentor. Charlotte had a crush on him when they were kids. And with the help of her friend (a main character from a previous book) she has to save the king from a French plot. (More stuff in my blog review.)

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Callan | James Mitchell
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Callan was one of my favourite TV shows when I was a kid, and having recently watched all the surviving episodes (British TV companies in the 60s and early 70s had a habit of recording over shows in their archives due to the high costs of the tapes, hence the loss of certain episodes of Callan, Doctor Who, et al) is one of the few shows that not only is as good as I remember, but is actually better now that I better understand its themes. 👇🏼

Bookwomble Callan was a reaction to, and against, the prevailing glossy image of the spy depicted in the James Bond films and TV shows like The Man from UNCLE. David Callan is decidedly down-at-heel, living in a shabby flat and, having been forcibly retired from his job as executioner for 'The Section', working as an accounts clerk for an unpleasant wholesale grocer. 👇🏼 5d
Bookwomble Although one of their most efficient operatives, Callan had started to question his orders and had developed a guilty conscience about some his assassination jobs. Inevitably, Callan is drawn back into the murky world of national security, but is he prepared to embrace that life again? If he does, can he live with his conscience? If he doesn't, will the Section chief, Hunter, allow him to live? 5d
Leftcoastzen Wow , sounds fantastic! 5d
Bookwomble @Leftcoastzen It's still one of my favourite shows, and this novelization of the pilot episode is written by the screenwriter and creator, so it's a faithful adaptation. Apart from the spy- thriller elements, it deals with Callan's moral conflicts about being an efficient killer, the tension between friendships and duty, the British class system, and a hard look at whether the West has any moral authority. Plus he has the worst boss & co-workers! 4d
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kelseynicburke
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DMC_run8
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Loved this book! I wonder if there are any non-fiction books on Alice DuBois...

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Echo

“Steel blades such as you and I do not measure against the standards for ordinary women.”

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SistaPip
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I loved this book!! I am a big fan of historical fiction so I'd be inclined to like it regardless, but it's so good. Beautifully written and rich with details, it's a fascinating story about female spies in WWII. I actually couldn't put it down.

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DimeryRene
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“There are two kinds of flowers when it comes to women,” Eve said. “The kind that sit safe in a beautiful vase, or the kind that survive in any conditions.”

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Hannah_H
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Dcueto
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Back to reality, and back to reading!!! Happy New Year!!

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TerriGreen
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First audiobook of the year. Loved the mix of WW1 and post WW2 storylines. 4⭐️ #2020book2

tpixie Loved this book!!! 2w
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