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The classic Cold War thriller, published as a Penguin Essential for the first time. Alec Leamas is tired. He must travel deep into the heart of Communist Germany and betray his country, a job that he will do with his usual cynical professionalism. But when George Smiley tries to help a young woman Leamas has befriended, Leamas's mission may prove to be the worst thing he could ever have done.
'Superbly constructed, with an atmosphere of chilly hell' J.B. Priestley
'The best spy story I have ever read' Graham Greene
'The master storyteller ...has lost none of his cunning' A. N. Wilson
'I have re-read The Spy Who Came In From The Cold over and over again since I first encountered it in my teens, just to remind myself how extraordinary a work of fiction can be' Malcolm Gladwell
'One of those very rare novels that changes the way you look at the world. Unflinching, highly sophisticated, superb' William Boyd
Publication date: 04/08/2016
Publication date: 29/07/2010
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||4th August 2016|
|Author:||John le Carré|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, The Evergreens,|
|Categories:||Espionage & spy thriller,|
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. Author photo © White Hare LtdMore About John le Carré