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John le Carré was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He taught at Eton and served briefly in British Intelligence during the Cold War. For the last fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall. His works include The Spy Who Came in from the Cold; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Smiley's People; The Little Drummer Girl; A Perfect Spy; The Russia House; and Absolute Friends.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by John le Carre

A Legacy of Spies by John le Carre
A Legacy of Spies
John le Carre
September 2017 Book of the Month Although unanimously heralded for featuring the return of spy master Smiley, this is more about his sidekick Peter Guillam, a sometimes melancholy tale revisiting the past and, more specifically, the operation and some of the characters...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017
The Pigeon Tunnel Stories from My Life by John le Carre
The Pigeon Tunnel Stories from My Life
John le Carre
In this, his first memoir, le Carre is as funny as he is incisive - reading into the events he witnesses the same moral ambiguity with which he imbues his novels. Whether he's writing about the parrot at a Beirut...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2017
The Pigeon Tunnel Stories from My Life by John le Carre
The Pigeon Tunnel Stories from My Life
John le Carre
In this, his first memoir, le Carre is as funny as he is incisive - reading into the events he witnesses the same moral ambiguity with which he imbues his novels. Whether he's writing about the parrot at a Beirut...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2016
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carre
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
John le Carre
In le Carre's breakthrough work of 1963, the spy story is reborn as a gritty and terrible tale of men who are caught up in politics beyond their imagining. Alec Leamas is tired. It's the 1960s, he's been out in the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2016
Our Kind of Traitor by John le Carre
Our Kind of Traitor
John le Carre
A naive British academic encounters a Russian oligarch in the Caribbean and the spider's web of global espionage unwinds in waves around them. The ambiguities of the secret world brought up to date. Le Carre at his best. ~
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/04/2016
The Night Manager by John le Carre
The Night Manager
John le Carre
In a chilling tale of corrupt intelligence agencies, billion-dollar price tags and the truth of the brutal arms trade, John le Carre creates a claustrophobic world in which no one can be trusted. This is a special edition of le...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/02/2016
A Most Wanted Man by John le Carre
A Most Wanted Man
John le Carre
A young Chechen Muslim is smuggled into Hamburg, an illegal immigrant with a lot of money. He persuades a Turkish woman to take him in. A human rights lawyer becomes involved in his case and then a powerful city banker....
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
A Delicate Truth by John le Carre
A Delicate Truth
John le Carre
John Le Carré redefined spy thrillers when he wrote The Spy Who Came in from the Cold in just three weeks in 1963. Since then he has grown into a true master, whose books strip open truths about how...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
A Delicate Truth by John le Carre
A Delicate Truth
John le Carre
May 2013 Book of the Month. A tightly woven tale of moral dilemma, bold action and unexpected love from the undisputed master of the spy novel. Le Carré, seemingly effortlessly, delivers a ...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/04/2013
Smiley Versus Karla Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, the Honourable Schoolboy, Smiley's People by John le Carre
Smiley Versus Karla Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, the Honourable Schoolboy, Smiley's People
John le Carre
A collection of TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, THE HONOURABLE SCHOOLBOY and SMILEY'S PEOPLE. In these three masterly novels, John le Carre brings to thrilling life the shadowy battlegrounds of the Cold War - a war of ambiguous victories and hidden...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2011
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Film tie-in edition) by John le Carre
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Film tie-in edition)
John le Carre
A wonderful, classic le Carre now reissued in a stunning new package. Click the screen below to view a trailer for the film version of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy staring Gary Oldman and Colin Firth. DVD is due for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carre
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
John le Carre
Published for the first time in flipback - the new, portable, stylish format that's taken Europe by storm.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2011
Our Kind of Traitor by John le Carre
Our Kind of Traitor
John le Carre
A naive British academic encounters a Russian oligarch in the Caribbean and the spider's web of global espionage unwinds in waves around them. The ambiguities of the secret world brought up to date. Le Carre at his best.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/05/2011
Our Kind of Traitor by John le Carre
Our Kind of Traitor
John le Carre
Author shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2011. This is Le Carre at his spellbinding best. His characters are so richly sketched and brilliantly imagined and there is no one to beat him for the quality of his dialogue...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/09/2010
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carre
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
John le Carre
March 2013 Guest Editor Charles Cumming on The Spy Who Came in from the Cold... John le Carre has written longer, more complex books, but this remains his masterpiece. The story of a weary British spy who is sent...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/07/2010
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carre
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
John le Carre
A wonderful, classic le Carre now reissued in a stunning new jacket. Click the screen below to view a trailer for the film version of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy staring Gary Oldman and Colin Firth. DVD is due for release...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2009

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