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XPD | Len Deighton
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June 11, 1940 where is Winston Churchill?
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XPD | Len Deighton
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This is a dense book packed with characters representing different countries that are all trying to get their hands on the “Hitler Papers,” describing Winston Churchill‘s negotiations to surrender to Hitler. It was a slow read trying to keep a grip on the intertwining nature of spies undermining spies to be the first to the prize, much less keeping track of the “bad” guys. A good but taxing read. 3-1/2 stars #letterX #litsyatoz

GingerAntics Churchill was going to surrender to Hitler? That doesn‘t sound right. Clearly I‘ve missed something. 6mo
Texreader @GingerAntics A bit of revisionist history, right? The Brits want the papers to destroy them to keep a clean reputation; the Soviets want them to undermine the Brits. The US players want them for their $ value. The Germans, not really clear as to their reasons. It was written in the 1970s, deep in the Cold War and very much reflecting that fact. 6mo
GingerAntics Hm. Sounds interesting. Although, your review makes me think the execution could use some work. 6mo
Texreader @GingerAntics Yes it could. It was good but I may have bailed were it not for #litsyatoz and the struggle to find X books. 6mo
GingerAntics Yeah, that‘s probably a rather hard letter to find a book for. 6mo
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Who wants to be reading with me sitting here by the Hardanger fjord? 🇳🇴❤️🇳🇴❤️

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Balibee146 🙋🙋🙋 HOLA! 6mo
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brit91 Beautiful! 😍Count me in!😜 6mo
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Texreader @JoScho @Balibee146 @Simona @Cathythoughts @TheSpineView @brit91 @QuietlyLaura @Ddzmini @LeahBergen Please don‘t laugh too hard. I read about 10 pages, but the sun and the lapping of the water and the jet lag put me to sleep! It was still lovely. I‘ve read off and on the rest of the day but this ideal setting wasn‘t quite so ideal for reading! 🤣 (edited) 6mo
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I‘ve decided to try this #letterX book to take on vacation. Starting tonight to see if it‘s one that I‘ll want to read. What I‘ve noticed so far is it‘s set deep in the Cold War, the 1970s, and it was written deep in the Cold War, 1981, when the Soviet Union still existed. So there‘s going to be some nice real-time espionage over WWII secrets. I was a middle school kid in 1981 scared of the end of the world. Sounding good so far! #litsyatoz

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Book buys today! I hope you notice I got two “x” books so I‘m covered this year and next for #litsyatoz

Pamwurtzler Nice! I‘ll have to check out 8mo
Texreader @Pamwurtzler It looks pretty good. My husband said he‘s read the author in the past so signs are good. I loved that I just happened upon another x book! 8mo
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