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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

by John le Carré

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics Series

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Synopsis

The first part of John le Carre's acclaimed Karla Trilogy, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy sees the beginning of the stealthy Cold War cat-and-mouse game between the taciturn, dogged George Smiley and his wily Soviet counterpart. A mole, implanted by Moscow Centre, has infiltrated the highest ranks of the British Intelligence Service, almost destroying it in the process. And so former spymaster George Smiley has been brought out of retirement in order to hunt down the traitor at the very heart of the Circus - even though it may be one of those closest to him. 'A stunning story' Wall Street Journal 'A great thriller, the best le Carre has written' Spectator THE FIFTH GEORGE SMILEY NOVEL

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241337158
Publication date: 7th November 2019
Author: John le Carré
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 416 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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