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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carre
  

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A wonderful, classic le Carre now reissued in a stunning new jacket.

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Synopsis

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carre

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.

Reviews

'A great thriller, the best le Carre has written'
Spectator

'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.'
Financial Times

About the Author

John le Carre

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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Book Info

Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

John le Carre

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www.johnlecarre.com/

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Format

Paperback

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Literary Fiction
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ISBN

9780340993767

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