The Night Manager

The Night Manager

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 07/11/2013
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Synopsis

He was a compact man but tentative, with a smile of apologetic self-protection. Even his Englishness was a well-kept secret… At the start of it all, Jonathan Pine is merely the night manager at a luxury hotel. But when a single attempt to pass on information to the British authorities - about an international businessman at the hotel with suspicious dealings - backfires terribly and people close to Pine begin to die, he commits himself to a battle against powerful forces he cannot begin to imagine. In a chilling tale of corrupt intelligence agencies, billion-dollar price tags and the truth of the brutal arms trade, John le Carre creates a claustrophobic world in which no one can be trusted. Published in 1993 but reissued by Penguin Classics to coincide with a major BBC television adaptation, The Night Manager, was John Le Carre’s first post- Cold War novel. 'Le Carre is the equal of any novelist now writing in English.' -Guardian 'When I was under house arrest I was helped by the books of John le Carre...they were a journey into the wider world...These were the journeys that made me feel that I was not really cut off from the rest of humankind.' - Aung San Suu Kyi 'One of those writers who will be read a century from now.' - Robert Harris

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141393018
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Weight: 330g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm

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The Night Manager
Read the book - watch the dramatisation
John le Carré 'The Night Manager' Some years ago I had the pleasure of designing the television adaptation of Mary Wesley's 'Jumping the Queue'. At the ... READ MORE
Dick COLES
The Night Manager
John Le Carré's Night Manager
A fantastic, involving and elegant read. I am a big fan of Le Carré's novels, and this did not disappoint. I would argue that it isn't as satisfying a read... READ MORE
Luke Higgins
The Night Manager
Furiously compelling
One of John le Carre's best novels. He throws your head into a disturbing post-Cold War wonderland full of arms dealers, lies, cruelty and murder. Impossib... READ MORE
Barnaby Walter
The Night Manager
good read
Wondered how I would get on with this one after watching it on TV first, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
sue large
The Night Manager
painfully slow
As an avid reader no one was more surprised than I when I didn't bother finishing this book. Perhaps my love of the tv adaptation gave me unrealistic expec... READ MORE
Madison Girdler