A Legacy of Spies

John Le Carre
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'Vintage le Carre. Immensely clever, breathtaking. Really, not since The Spy Who Came in from the Cold has le Carre exercised his gift as a storyteller so powerfully and to such thrilling effect' John Banville, GuardianPeter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, has retired to his family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London are to be scrutinised by a generation with no memory of the Cold War. Somebody must be made to pay for innocent blood once spilt in the name of the greater good.Interweaving past with present so that each may tell its own story, John le Carre has given us a novel of superb and enduring quality.'Utterly engrossing and perfectly pitched. There is only one le Carre. Eloquent, subtle, sublimely paced' Daily Mail'Splendid, fast-paced, riveting' Andrew Marr, Sunday Times'Remarkable. Vintage John le Carre. It gives the reader, at long last, pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that have been missing for 54 years. Like wine, le Carre's writing has got richer with age. Don't wait for the paperback' The Times'Perhaps the most significant novelist of the second half of the 20th century in Britain. He's in the first rank' Ian McEwan'The literary event of the Autumn' Evening Standard'One of those writers who will be read a century from now' Robert Harris
 

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ISBN 9780241308547
Publisher VIKING
Format Hardback
Publication date 1 Sep 2017

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