Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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Penguin Books Limited, Sep 27, 2018 - Fiction - 432 pages

The first part of John le Carré's acclaimed Karla Trilogy, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy sees the beginning of the stealthy Cold War cat-and-mouse game between the taciturn, dogged George Smiley and his wily Soviet counterpart.

A mole, implanted by Moscow Centre, has infiltrated the highest ranks of the British Intelligence Service, almost destroying it in the process. And so former spymaster George Smiley has been brought out of retirement in order to hunt down the traitor at the very heart of the Circus - even though it may be one of those closest to him.

'A stunning story' Wall Street Journal

'A great thriller, the best le Carré has written' Spectator

THE FIFTH GEORGE SMILEY NOVEL

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User Review  - TheDivineOomba - LibraryThing

This is the first book of this type I have read - and I enjoyed it. Between the world of espionage, who the mole is, and russion operatives, its an incredible book. As for the characters - each was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Eyejaybee - LibraryThing

This is one of the great spy novels, and is clearly modelled in no small degree on the story of Kim Philby, the 'Third Man' who not only tipped off Burgess and MacLean in 1951 and allowed them to ... Read full review

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About the author (2018)

John le Carré was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He taught at Eton before serving 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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