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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011.
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Le Carre says no thanks to Booker award

SYDNEY, March 30 (UPI) -- Spy novelist John Le Carre asked the judges for the International Man Booker Prize to remove him from the shortlist, announced Wednesday in Australia.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008.
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Medvedev's first trip to the West sparks hopes

BERLIN, June 5 (UPI) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, in his first official visit to the West, on Thursday in Berlin vowed to bring Russia closer to Europe, but warned that NATO's relations with Russia would be "ruined" if the alliance expanded further east.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 19, 2007.
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British stage, TV star Ian Richardson dies

LONDON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Scottish actor Ian Richardson, best known for his role as a politician in "House Of Cards," died while asleep at his London home Friday at the age of 72. His death came was a surprise because he hadn't been ill, his agent said, and was due to begin filmin

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UPI almanac for Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006.
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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2005 with 73 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 19, the 293rd day of 2004 with 73 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2003 with 73 to follow.
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Book of the Week: 'Blood of Victory'

SAN DIEGO, May 27 (UPI) -- The British are masters of espionage and British writers are masters at describing the murky world of spies. Apart from James Bond, whom nobody takes very seriously, the heroes of such novels are usually men who are expert at blending into the shadows.
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Book of the Week: 'Legacy"

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, writers like Len Deighton and John Le Carre have lost their best source of inspiration. Plodding agents of the KGB and the G
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David John Moore Cornwell (born 19 October 1931), who writes under the name John le Carré (UK: /ləˈkæreɪ/, US: /lə kɑːˈreɪ/), is an author of espionage novels. During the 1950s and the 1960s, Cornwell worked for MI5 and MI6, and began writing novels under the pseudonym "John le Carré". His third novel The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963) became an international best-seller and remains one of his best known works. Following the novel's success, he left MI6 to become a full-time author.

Le Carré has since written several novels that have established him as one of the finest writers of espionage fiction in 20th century literature. In 2008, The Times ranked le Carré 22nd on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

On 19 October 1931, David John Moore Cornwell was born to Richard Thomas Archibald (Ronnie) Cornwell (1906–75) and Olive (Gassy) Cornwell, in Poole, Dorset, England, UK. He was the second son to the marriage, the first being Tony, two years his elder, now a retired advertising executive; his younger half-sister is the actress Charlotte Cornwell; and Rupert Cornwell, a former Independent newspaper Washington bureau chief, is a younger half-brother. John le Carré said he did not know his mother, who abandoned him when he was five years old, until their re-acquaintance when he was 21 years old. His relationship with his father was difficult, given that the man had been jailed for insurance fraud and was continually in debt. A biographer reports,

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