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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (Paperback)

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From the master of spy thrillers, John le Carre's 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.



Alec Leamas is tired. It's the 1960s, he's 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, Leamas's mission may prove to be the worst thing he could ever have done. In le Carre's 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, he's forgotten how to tell the truth'

Time



'He can communicate emotion, from sweating fear to despairing love, with terse and compassionate conviction. Above all, he can tell a tale'

Sunday Times

Fiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersEspionage & spy thriller Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 29/07/2010 ISBN-13: 9780141194523  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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John le Carre (Author) 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. William Boyd (Introducer) William Boyd was born in 1952 in Accra, Ghana, and grew up there and in Nigeria. He is the author of fifteen highly acclaimed, bestselling novels and five collections of stories. He is married and divides his time between London and south-west France.

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This is the book I recommend to people who are contingently non-reading. It's a sprin-coiled, venom-dipped, gamma-ray-powered engine of a book perfect for slipping under the pillow of somevody who just finished Breaking Bad of sneaking among the DVDs of a fan of '70s political thrillers. For people who are non-contingently non-readers, I recommend those Portuguese custard tarts. They're lovely.

 

Seanan, Charing Cross Road.

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 10/09/2015

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