76 Allied airmen tunnelled out of German prison camp Stalag
Luft III in March 1944, just three of the escapees found
freedom. Of 73 recaptured, 50 were murdered by the Gestapo,
on Adolf Hitler's orders.
Maurice Gee has often said he is a writing writer, not a
talking writer, yet over a career of more than 50 years he
has accumulated a long list of published interviews, a
shorter list of published lectures, and a few essays.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling
stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for
millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary
map, has died. He was 87.