Review: The Nazi Hunters. How A Team Of Spies And Survivors Captured The World’s Most Notorious Nazi – Neal Bascomb

One of many books the young people of today need to read

Review: A German Requiem by Philip Kerr

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Review: Hanns and Rudolf. The German Jew and the Hunt for the Commandant of Auschwitz

A gripping thriller, an unspeakable crime, an essential history - John le Carré

Review: Masaryk Station

Masaryk Station by David Downing My rating: 5 of 5 stars A superb end to a simply wonderful series. A marvellous end to the book. Happiness tinged with sadness. Tragedy and hope.  It didn’t really feel like a goodbye.’ An au revoir, hopefully. Though that’s probably me wishing it, rather than it actually being so. And yes, he saved the …

Review: Potsdam Station

Potsdam Station by David Downing My rating: 5 of 5 stars All David Downing’s books have been excellent. Potsdam Station, book four (of six) in the Station series, continues that trend - and then some. There did seem to be a bit of a leap between Stettin Station and Potsdam, some four years, in the story-timeline. It …

Review: The Confessor

My favourite waste of time

Review: Stettin Station

Stettin Station by David Downing My rating: 5 of 5 stars It must be hard to write any kind of book, fiction or non fiction, set in or around Germany during the Second World War and not at some point come up against the situation of whether 'they’ knew about what was happening to the …

Review: Ratlines

Don't judge a book by its title

Review: Spies of The Balkans

Spies of The Balkans by Alan Furst My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars "So, don't trust the telephone. Or the newspapers. Or the radio. Or tomorrow." Spies of the Balkans is a subtle and thoroughly satisfying story of war-time, Second World War-time, set in Greece, in Salonika, in 1940 - the early, confused, months of …

Review: SS-GB

Leonardo da Deighton.