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An Officer and a Spy

A gripping novel based (closely, as far as I can determine) on the story of Colonel Georges Picquart’s quest for justice in the ‘Dreyfus affair’.  The story is narrated in the present tense by Picquart, and brings to life not only the well-documented facts of the original Dreyfus court martial and subsequent court cases, but also the personalities involved and the range of emotional states the Picquart goes through as the story unfolds. 93 more words

Dreyfus Affair

Robert Harris, An Officer and a Spy

I’m a member of the Victorian branch of the Professional Historians Association. My main involvement at the moment is through the historical fiction reading group. The Association runs a variety of reading groups – this is just one of them. 264 more words

Book review: Robert Harris’ award winning “An Officer and a Spy”

Most of Robert Harris’ novels are excellent reads. “An Officer and a Spy” is no exception. His interpretation of the famous Dreyfus Affair, a real nineteenth century French scandal, quite rightly tots up one prize after another. 446 more words

Culture

New drug charges for Harris

Police say they found more than kitchen supplies at a business in Ottawa. A raid Thursday of the Chef’s Helper on Columbus Street has left Robert “Pudgy” Harris of Morris facing cocaine related charges. 87 more words

Redeeming the Time

We arrived in plenty of time for our Easy Jet flight from Basel to Gatwick.

There was also the added joy of meeting friends and have a good chin wag before all the indignity of the Airport Security Check was carried out. 254 more words

Life

Yarn Along

I love love love this little cardigan I made for Miss F. I only started it a week ago and its already finished along with two hats. 246 more words

Cabin Fever (2002)

Director: Eli Roth

Writer: Eli Roth, Randy Pearlstein (Screenplay) Eli Roth (Story)

Starring: Rider Strong, Jordan Ladd, James DeBello, Cerina Vincent, Joey Kern, Arie Verveen, Robert Harris… 775 more words

Horror