The enduring novel by one of our greatest storytellers. George Smiley, who is a troubled man of infinite compassion, is also a single-mindedly ruthless adversary as a spy.
The scene which he enters is a Cold War landscape of moles and lamplighters, scalp-hunters and pavement artists, where men are turned, burned or bought for stock. Smiley's mission is to catch a Moscow Centre mole burrowed thirty years deep into the Circus itself.
'A great thriller, the best le Carre has written'
'A stunning story'
Wall Street Journal
'John le Carre is the great master of the spy story ... the constant flow of emotion lifts him above most novelists now practising.'
Publication date: 30/06/2011
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publication date: 26/11/2009
Publisher: Sceptre an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
|Publication date:||26th November 2009|
|Author:||John le Carre|
|Publisher:||Sceptre an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,|
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 Carre