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Spies like us?

A less-than-Smiley response to John le Carré. – For The Oldie

Missing in action

Review of A Long Watch: War, Captivity and Return in Sri Lanka. – For The Spectator

Flak Jacket to Dust Jacket

Men at War: What Fiction Tells Us About Conflict, from The Iliad to Catch-22 By Christopher Coker (Hurst 325pp £25) My Life as a Foreign Country By Brian Turner (Jonathan Cape 240pp £16.99) Seamus Heaney once remarked upon the heroes of antiquity that it is ‘not so much their procedures on the page which are [...]