Last week, the book trade newsletter Shelf Awareness published an interview of Bernard Besson in their Book Brahmin section. It starts like this:
“On your nightstand now:
I’m rereading The Company by Robert Littell, which recounts the history of the CIA. It brings back fond memories of when I worked counterespionage and kept my eye on CIA agents posted in Paris. They were very efficient, showed their faces and knew France very well. From time to time, we played hide and seek. I remember one American couple, both members of the Honorable Company, and both incredibly smart and stunning in conversation. They didn’t need gadgets and NSA satellites to understand France and the French.”
Head over to Shelf Awareness and scroll down to read the full interview.