John Le Carre The Biography

by Adam Sisman

Biography / Autobiography

John Le Carre The Biography Synopsis

John le Carre is still at the top, more than half a century after The Spy Who Came in from the Cold became a worldwide bestseller. From his bleak childhood - the departure of his mother when he was five was followed by 'sixteen hugless years' in the dubious care of his father, a serial-seducer and con-man - through recruitment by both MI5 and MI6, to his emergence as the master of the espionage novel, le Carre has repeatedly quarried his life for his fiction. Millions of readers are hungry to know the truth about him.

John Le Carre The Biography Press Reviews

'A perfect biography' Robert Harris on An Honourable Englishman

'A wonderfully absorbing book' Alan Bennett on An Honourable Englishman

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ISBN: 9781408827925
Publication date: 19/10/2015
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Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9781408827925
Publication date: 19th October 2015
Author: Adam Sisman
Publisher:
Format: Hardback
Genres: Biography / Autobiography,
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About Adam Sisman

Adam Sisman is an award-winning writer, author of Boswell's Presumptuous Task, shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize and winner of the US National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography, and biographer of A. J. P. Taylor and Hugh Trevor-Roper. He lives in Bristol.

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