Tagged with World War II

Journey into Fear (1940) – Eric Ambler

Book review by Jane V: I enjoyed reading this book, despite my preconceived notions of not liking spy novels! The situation is this: The tale is set in 1940, during the period known as ‘the phoney war’, before WW2 had got seriously into gear. The story begins in Istanbul where our malgre-lui hero is found … Continue reading

Middlebrow goes to the movies (again)

Review by Val H After posting on the 1933 film Christopher Strong (based on Gilbert Frankau’s novel), I have done more research on middlebrow novels and the film industry. What do screenwriters, directors and stars do with – or perhaps to – the novels we enjoy? And what do their films tell us about their … Continue reading