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Saturday, January 31, 2009

JEAN BRUCE: HIGH TREASON



Found this - a soft-hardback, fer crikeysake! - in a Devon holiday-site gift-shop cum convenience-store last year, sat on the shelf, by the window, looking lonely. Reminded me of the wonderful bounty-ful goodness of hangin' in Bonus Books, Yeovil, in the late 60s/early 70s when such wonderfulment was a'plennyful...featuring super-spy Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath - aka Special Agent OSS117. Written in 1949, this is a 1967 re-print by Corgi Crime; gosh, you don't think Ian Flemming might've, you know, borrowed from this...

Nah, surely, not. It's crap, actually - sorry, mes amis francais....

History only remembers the winners.

Nice silencer, tho.