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A Perfect Spy

by John le Carré

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics Series

A Perfect Spy Synopsis

Magnus Pym, high-ranking diplomat, has vanished, believed defected. The chase is on: for a missing husband, a devoted father and a secret agent. Pym's life, it is revealed, is entirely made up of secrets. Dominated by a father who is also a confidence trickster on an epic scale, Pym has from the age of seventeen been controlled by two mentors. It is these men, racing each other, who are orchestrating the search to find the perfect spy. Described by the author as his most autobiographical work, John le Carre's eleventh novel masterfully blends wit, compassion and unflagging tension with the poignant story of an estranged father and son.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241337301
Publication date: 6th February 2020
Author: John le Carré
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 672 pages
Categories: Espionage & spy thriller,

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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