Thursday, October 2, 2008
Does Len Deighton Love This Series As Much As I Do?
I used to think that Len Deighton's SS GB was the best thing ever written (or filmed) about a Nazi-occupied England. But now I'm not so sure, as Walton brings her amazing "Small Change" trilogy (FARTHING, HA'PENNY) to a smashing finish. HALF A CROWN sends Peter Carmichael, the former Scotland Yard detective who hides an important, life-threatening personal fact about himself and who now heads a secret police group known as the Watch, to a peace conference in London headed by Adolph Hitler -- in 1960.