Friday, November 02, 2012

Another Oswald Mosley Sighting

Last month, I wrote about how often Oswald Mosley turns up these days on Masterpiece Theatre. That was prompted about his appearance in The FitzOsbornes in Exile. Now, just weeks later, Mosley shows up again in the very next World War II novel I read, Code Name Verity. It's not going to be long, and he's going to need a rest. He wore out his welcome in his lifetime. He ought to be careful about doing it again.

Code Name Verity is a WWII spy story. No sooner do I get into it (and I am into it), then WW II undercover activity makes the news. I, for one, want to know what that carrier pigeon was doing. He'd better not have been bringing a love note or a shopping list back from France, that's all I can say.

3 comments:

tanita davis said...

Ooh, I'll be interested in your take on CNV. I was just getting to know the author as she was writing it, and seeing how it has affected others is intriguing.

Alex said...

I kbow what you mean about Mosley turns up all over the place. I never found him intriguing but he was part of the time along with the Mitford sisters.

I am curious about how you like Code Name Verity. It's different but a great novel about friendship, I think. I want to reread it one of these days.

gail said...

So far I think it's very good. I'm wondering if there's going to be some kind of twist, and if there's not, I'm afraid I'm going to be disappointed that it's "merely" a very good book.