The April 12th issue of The New Yorker's "The Talk of the Town" section features an article, "Going, Going: Book Sale" by Mark Singer, devoted to The Otto Penzler Collection of British Espionage and Thriller Fiction.
"This week, Swann Galleries will auction Penzler's entire holdings of British espionage and thriller fiction, more than two thousand titles (out of sixty thousand) that he's saying goodbye to like an M.I.5. lifer surreptitiously glimpsing his triple-agent ex-paramour boarding a midnight train." To read more, find this week's copy of The New Yorker on newsstands or go to www.newyorker.com with a subscription.
Additionally, The Daily Mail aims its focuses of the Penzler sale towards Ian Fleming and James Bond—particularly on those iconic book covers designed by Richard Chopping and the tumultuous relationship the writer and illustrator had. From Russia With Love was Chopping's first book jacket for the Bond series.
The Guardian also mentions the "treasure trove of British spy novels."
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