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The Looking Glass War

by John le Carré

Part of the The Penguin John le Carre Hardback Collection Series

The Looking Glass War Synopsis

When the Department - faded since the war and busy only with bureaucratic battles - hears rumour of a missile base near the West German border, it seems like the perfect opportunity to regain some political standing in the Intelligence market place. The Cold War is at its height and the Department is dying for a piece of the action. Swiftly becoming carried away by fear and pride, the Department and her officers send deactivated agent Fred Leiser back into East Germany, armed only with some schoolboy training and his memories of the war. In the land of eloquent silence that is Communist East Germany, Leiser's fate becomes inseparable from the Department's. 'A devastating and tragic record of human, not glamour, spies' New York Herald Tribune 'A book of rare and great power' Financial Times

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241337141
Publication date: 1st August 2019
Author: John le Carré
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 288 pages
Categories: Espionage & spy thriller, Crime & mystery,

About John le Carré

John le Carre 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 more than fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall.

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