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The Guardian: John le Carré, author of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, dies aged 89

See:  www.theguardian.com/books/2020/dec/13/john-le-carre-author-of-tinker-tailor-soldier-spy-dies-aged-89 R.I.P. — much more than a spy novelist; his knowledge of both human nature and post-WWII international politics was second to none. Fortunately, we’ll always have his books … but I do hope 2020 is finally done with the list of great people it’s taking from us forever.

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Shaken *and* Stirred: R.I.P. Sean Connery — and Thank You!

He was, of course the first James Bond (and will always remain my favorite one). He was the original Highlander (there can be only one, and it sure as heck ain’t Christopher Lambert).  He was Indie’s father.  He was Col. Arbuthnot in the 1974 adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express.  He was a lot […]

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’54 dies | Cornell Chronicle

<Provided Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’54 gives remarks in 2007 during the unveiling of a plaque announcing Cornell Law School’s role in establishing the Center for Documentation on American Law at the Cour de Cassation in Paris.   By Blaine Friedlander  | September 18, 2020 Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’54, whose legal career in the fight for […]

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Game of Thrones, Avengers Star Diana Rigg Dies at 82

(LONDON) — Diana Rigg, a commanding British actress whose career stretched from iconic 1960s spy series The Avengers to fantasy juggernaut Game of … Game of Thrones, Avengers Star Diana Rigg Dies at 82   R.I.P. What a loss, not just to the world of the performing arts.

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My Most-Missed Authors Who Died in 2019

24 Festive Tasks: Door 6 – Veterans’ / Armistice Day, Task 2: In keeping with the minute of silence, tell us about the authors who have passed this year that you will miss the most. Here’s hoping this year won’t see any more authors’ deaths, because too many of the great ones have already left […]

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R.I.P. Philip Roth✟ (1933 – 2018)

‘Everybody else is working to change, persuade, tempt and control them. The best readers come to fiction to be free of all that noise.’ – Philip Roth 1933-2018 pic.twitter.com/XPmJpegZOY — Waterstones (@Waterstones) May 23, 2018   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1761119/post

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Holly: July 2000 — December 27, 2016

  My baby’s kidneys had been ailing for the past year, and they finally failed her over Christmas.  She bravely fought a losing battle, and I will never forget her love of her humans which she conveyed to us until her very last breath.  We took her to the vet this afternoon — she is […]

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The Telegraph: Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel Dies

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/02/holocaust-survivor-elie-wiesel-dies   RIP, Sir, and my deepest respects (and regret). Yet another of the truly great souls who died this year.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1430490/the-telegraph-holocaust-survivor-elie-wiesel-dies Merken

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