Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: A George Smiley Novel

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Penguin, Jun 7, 2011 - Fiction - 400 pages
From the New York Times bestselling author of A Legacy of Spies

The man he knew as "Control" is dead, and the young Turks who forced him out now run the Circus. But George Smiley isn't quite ready for retirement—especially when a pretty, would-be defector surfaces with a shocking accusation: a Soviet mole has penetrated the highest level of British Intelligence. Relying only on his wits and a small, loyal cadre, Smiley recognizes the hand of Karla—his Moscow Centre nemesis—and sets a trap to catch the traitor.
 
The Oscar-nominated feature film adaptation of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is directed by Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In) and features Gary Oldman as Smiley, Academy Award winner Colin Firth (The King's Speech), and Tom Hardy (Inception).
 
With an introduction by the author.
 

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This book is a masterpiece – and not the only masterpiece that John le Carré ever wrote. Read it now, and then think about all the other books about British spies you’ve ever read. Le Carré invented ... Read full review

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I tried this novel following the sad death of John Le Carre last weekend and have abandoned it a little before the half way mark. While I recognise his literary talent and reputation, I'm afraid this ... Read full review

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John le Carré was born in 1931. After attending the universities of Bern and Oxford, he taught at Eton and spent five years in the British Foreign Service. The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, his third book, secured him a worldwide reputation.

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