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A legacy of spies

Author: John Le Carré
Publisher: [London] : Penguin Random House UK, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London, and involved such characters  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Spy fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Fiction
Spy stories
Suspense fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Le Carré
ISBN: 9780241308554 0241308550 9780241308547 0241308542 9780241308554
OCLC Number: 1005062466
Description: 264 pages ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: John Le Carré.

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Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London, and involved such characters as Alec Leamas, Jim Prideaux, George Smiley and Peter Guillam himself, are to be scrutinised under disturbing criteria by a generation with no memory of the Cold War and no patience with its justifications.

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Vintage le Carre as he ingeniously closes the circle of his long career ... This is an immensely clever piece of novelistic engineering, of which its deviser can be justifiably proud. The ingenuity Read more...

 
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