A Legacy of Spies

A Legacy of Spies 1

by John le Carré and John Le Carré

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 28/08/2017

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For the first time in over 30 years, John le Carré returns to the Cold War in this thrilling masterpiece

Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, has retired to his 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 are to be scrutinised by a generation with no memory of the Cold War.

Somebody must be made to pay for innocent blood once spilt in the name of the greater good.

Interweaving past with present so that each may tell its own story, John le Carré has given us a novel of superb and enduring quality.

Espionage & spy thriller
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
Penguin Books, Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
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John le Carré

John le Carré is the nom de plume of David John Moore Cornwell, who was born in 1931 in Poole, Dorset, and was educated at Sherborne School, at the University of Berne (where he studied German literature for a year) and at Lincoln College, Oxford, where he graduated with a first-class honours degree in modern languages.

He taught at Eton from 1956 to 1958 and was a member of the British Foreign Service from 1959 to 1964, serving first as Second Secretary in the British Embassy in Bonn and subsequently as Political Consul in Hamburg. He started writing novels in 1961, and since then has published twenty-one titles.

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Customer Reviews

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2 / 5 (1 Ratings)
  • Slightly Manufactured

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    A bit of fascination in going back over story of Peter Guilliam, one of Smiley`s best operatives, but in re-hashing some of "The Spy Who Came In From The Cold" it almost had the feel of Le Carre having to struggle to make up a new story out of an old one rather than having had a new inspiration. The ending left one dangling a bit too, as though he is thinking of going on once more on this issue for his next one.