Not I

Who has the rights to Samuel Beckett's backlist? British and French publishers duke it out.

Also in The Guardian -- why MI5 spied on George Orwell for years: He dressed funny and helped out at lefty bookstores.

book/daddy's favorite revelation among the other, newly released surveillance cases:

"The interrogation files of suspected spies and German agents have also been released, including, in that of a Norwegian seaman, a copy of the Naturist magazine of March 1945 whose photographs of nude women and advertisements for breast enhancement and "the Vitaman iodised jockstrap" were combed to see whether they contained writing in invisible ink."

September 4, 2007 1:18 PM | | Comments (1)



I got to the end and burst out laughing. Oh! So that was their excuse for looking at those things looking for spies. Har har harrr Like I believe that.


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