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“Fielder loved to ask questions. Sometimes, because he was a lawyer, he asked them for his own pleasure alone, to demonstrate the discrepancy between evidence and perfective truth. He possessed however, that persistent inquisitiveness which for journalists and lawyers is an end in itself.”

THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD – John le Carre (coronet edition 1990 pg 120)

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THE NIGHT SESSIONS A near-future police procedural in which the characters and their conversations easily overtake the plot as the main attractions.

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THE SPY WHO CAME INTO THE COLD perhaps the most famous, and rightly so, spy novel ever written,  featuring le Carre at the top of his game, and is easily as good as I remember it from a decade ago.

“What we want is not authenticity; it is credibility. In order to be credible, you have to dress the thing in clothes of authenticity.”

John le Carre speaking about writing in the Paris Review

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Espresso of the Gods, originally uploaded by Laughing Bandit.

…Over time coffee has replaced some of my major organs, I now require coffee in order to function…

 

This is wonderful (I prefer it without the soundtrack). It feels like the perfect screensaver, yet, having it fullscreen lulls you into watching it and doing nothing else.

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If whisky is the water of life…

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MACHU PICCHU, originally uploaded by ernest.borg9.

I’d pay good money, not the bad kind I’m not that kind of person, for Paul Pope to do a whole story about Machu Pichu.

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1970, originally uploaded by ernest.borg9.