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A new kind of spy fiction
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A new kind of spy fiction

When the Cold War came to an end it signalled the likely termination for the kind of spy fiction featuring dark deeds on the part of Western and Soviet undercover agents.   Sean Sheehan   John Le Carre, who wrote what is considered the best example of this kind of […]

Photographs of London
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Photographs of London

“Streets”, a collection of photographs from the 1950s, is testimony to a bygone age but also one of (post-war) austerity in London’s East End.   Sean Sheehan   The residents are proletarian and cash poor – it would be decades before the term ‘gentrification’ would be used to describe the […]