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Gen's Shelves

Occasional rambles about books I felt strongly enough to review, when I had free time enough to do it.

Currently reading

The Isle of Glass
Judith Tarr
The Broken Crown
Michelle West, Michelle Sagara
Deep Atlantic: Life, Death and Exploration in the Abyss
Richard Ellis
L'élégance du hérisson
Muriel Barbery
Religion and the Decline of Magic: Studies in Popular Beliefs in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century England
Keith Thomas
A History of Ancient Egypt: From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid
John Romer
Tiger, Tiger
Lynne Reid Banks
Julie E. Czerneda
Tomorrow's Magic
Pamela F. Service
Marie Brennan

The Secret Service Girl

The Secret Service Girl - J.M. Walsh Does pretty much what it says on the tin! If you're looking for a '60s thriller containing a dastardly plot to blow up Gibraltar, a family (husband, wife, & her brother) of spies whose intelligence varies somewhat with the needs of the plot, and a climax containing the DIRE THREAT of being torn apart by Barbary apes(?!) -- and if you're willing to overlook an unfortunate amount of Hollywood Racist Caricature Arabs, which I found rather difficult to overlook at some points -- then this is the book for you. If it's not, you're probably not planning to pick up a book called The Secret Service Girl anyway.