Thursday, September 07, 2017

John Le Carre returns to the Cold War

Peter Guillam, former British Secret Service colleague of Smiley, is spending his old age on the family farm in Brittany. But the peace can’t last, and a letter from the Circus brings him back to London to face his Cold War past. Skilfully weaving the past with the present, A Legacy of Spies scrutinises Guillam and his colleagues for their past actions by a generation long disconnected from the Cold War and the acts committed in the name of ideology. Fans of George Smiley will be thrilled with this new novel that brings back plenty of familiar faces and an exciting cast of new ones.

A Legacy of Spies returns to the characters of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy — le Carré’s most famous novels.

John le Carré is a former British intelligence agent, known for his captivating espionage fiction. His works The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Honourable Schoolboy have all been critically lauded and fans will love this long-awaited return to form.

John le Carré was born in 1931. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, secured him a worldwide reputation, which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Honourable Schoolboy and Smiley’s People. His recent novels include A Most Wanted Man, Our Kind of Traitor and A Delicate Truth. His only work of non-fiction, The Pigeon Tunnel, was a Number One bestseller in 2016.

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