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Would Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' stand up to the critics in today's cynical age? Our bestselling dystopian novels and movies lack the message of redemption so central to Dickens' novella – and the heart of Christmas. But Tiny Tim's message of blessing cuts through the darkness in any age.
When spies become news – as they did this week with the swap of US and Russian spies – there is often a disparity between real-life espionage and the images spun by popular film and fiction.