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Character profile, Out of Mecklenburg, Spy novels

Manfred von Leiber

Manfred von Leiber's character has many parallels with Hans Steiger, in that he is treated as one of the family and is a trusted source of support and advice for both Carl and the General. But whereas Hans is energetic with a heroic past, Manfred is a steady person who is content to stay low-profile.

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Character profile, Out of Mecklenburg, Spy novels

Anna von Menen

Born Anna-Maria Devoto de Martinez von Schönberg, she is half-Spanish, half-German. Anna von Menen is a woman of weak health but resolute spirit, and holds the absolute trust of her husband and son. General von Menen not only confides in his wife, but it is clear she has a reserve of strength that he draws… Continue reading Anna von Menen