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"That little picture was the polaroid that Neal Preston took for lighting the first time I walked up there on the little stage that I built in my backyard. That image right there, to me, I said ‘every little girl at three is going to want to be her and every ninety year old woman is going to want to be her too’, because that really is a very fairy tale princess kind of image."

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IMDb’s top 10 highest rated episodes of White Collar

I love that no matter what he does…Peter always accepts him! He knows that he is a good person deep down…he believes in him! He knows that he’s a criminal but he also knows that he’s a great person that he cares about deeply! 

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While we wait to see if Marvel’s Agent Carter is renewed for another season, here is a selection of intrigue, espionage, compromised loyalties, alternate history, and roundhouse kicks to the head. 

Nancy Wake, by Russel Braddon

A biography of one of World War II Britain’s most daring undercover operatives

Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson

Code breakers, encryption, secret technology, sunken Nazi treasure, and generation-spanning conspiracies

Charlotte Gray, by Sebastian Faulks

A young Scottish woman behind enemy lines in Nazi-occupied France

Black Widow: The Name of the Rose, by Marjorie Liu and Daniel Acuña

Marvel’s Black Widow finds her loyalties in question and her past out to get her

Sweet Tooth, by Ian McEwan

A recent graduate is recruited by MI-5 in this sharp, satisfying story of love, literature, trust, betrayal, and Cold War espionage

Enigma, by Robert Harris

A classic work of WWII spy writing 

Sekret, by Lindsay Smith

Psychic spies, dangerous enemies, untrustworthy allies, and the Cold War Space Race

Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein 

A twisty, visceral, utterly engrossing story of a young pilot captured by the Gestapo

Etiquette and Espionage, by Gail Carriger

Madame Geraldine’s flying finishing school doesn’t just teach the proper degrees of curtsey and the latest in the mode—it’s Britain’s premier institution for turning Young Ladies of Quality into the best assassins and spies

Farthing, by Jo Walton

Murder, intrigue and betrayal in an alternate England where Hitler’s allies have overthrown Churchill’s government

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, by John LeCarre

A modern classic of dangerous politics and Cold War espionage

Bitter Seeds, by Ian Tregillis

Superpowers and demonology in World War II

I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You, by Ally Carter

The first book in the Gallagher Girl series about teen girls at an elite school for spies

Alan Turing: The Enigma, by Douglas Hofstadter

The true and tragic story of a brilliant outsider who helped defeat the Nazis