A Small Town in Germany

John le Carre’s 5th novel is 50 years old, but the world it describes is only yesterday, a modern world with the only discrepancies the make of cars, or whether everyone has a boilerman enter their home to start the morning. In their concerns and the way they live their lives, the folk described don’t […]

What are we, after all?

“I’m pondering is what I’m doing.” “Hell about?” About being a sober adult making up my mind, he replied truculently in his head. About having a centre and a will instead of a bunch of stupid impulses and bad memories … . The Tailor of Panama by John le Carre He is so good and […]