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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré

From the master of spy thrillers, John le Carres The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a gripping story of love and betrayal at the height of the Cold War. This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an afterword by the author and an introduction by William Boyd, author of Any Human Heart.Alex Leamas is tired. Its the 1960s, hes been out in the cold for years, spying in the shadow of the Berlin Wall for his British masters., He has seen too many good agents murdered for their troubles. Now Control wants to bring him in at last - but only after one final assignment. He must travel deep into the heart of Communist Germany and betray his country, a job that he will do with his usual cynical professionalism., But when George Smiley tries to help a young woman Leamas has befriended, Leamass mission may prove to be the worst thing he could ever have done. In le Carres breakthrough work of 1963, the spy story is reborn as a gritty and terrible tale of men who are caught up in politics beyond their imagining. A portrait of a man who has lived by lies and subterfuge for so long, hes forgotten how to tell the truth TimeHe can communicate emotion, from sweating fear to despairing love, with terse and compassionate conviction., Above all, he can tell a tale Sunday Times
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For more than fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall. For the latest books, recommendations, offers and more. By signing up, I confirm that I'm over View all newsletter.

But when the British spy Andrew Osnard - a man of large appetites, for women, information and above all money - walks into his shop, Harry's fantastical inventions take on a life of their own. Soon he finds himself out of his depth in an international game he can never hope to win. John le Carre. John le Carre was born in and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. For more than fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall. Our Lists.

Oct 31, Buy. After attending the universities of Bern and Oxford, he taught at Eton and spent five years in the British Foreign Service. Boxed Set —. Add to Cart. Product Details. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Honor Role.

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Though scant details have been released by publisher Viking, a division of Penguin Random House , the new novel will feature Smiley protege Peter Guillam, who in his old age has retired from the world of spooks to a farm in southern Brittany. Summoned back to London, Guillam and his colleagues are subject to scrutiny for past misdemeanours, committed at a time when there were fewer scruples about the methods used to win the ideological war raging between the west and the Soviets. Those novels concluded with Smiley confronting his nemesis Karla, the Soviet spy chief. The project to convert the titles, starting with his debut and continuing to his war on terror thriller A Most Wanted Man began eight years ago and will be completed by It will represent the most extensive body of work by a living author to be awarded this status, the publisher said.

It is a beleaguered and betrayed Secret Service that has been put in the care of George Smiley. A mole has been uncovered at the organisation's highest levels - and its agents across the world put in grave danger. But untangling the traitor's web gives Smiley a chance to attack his Russian counterpart, Karla. And part-time spy Jerry Westerby is the weapon at Smiley's disposal. The Honourable Schoolboy is remarkable and thrilling, one of three books together with Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Smiley's People to feature the legendary clash between Smiley and Karla, two brilliant spymasters on opposite sides of the Cold War. For more than fifty years he has lived by his pen.

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