For the first time in over 30 years, John le Carre returns to the Cold War in this thrilling masterpiece.
John le Carre was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He taught at Eton and served briefly 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.
He can communicate emotion, from sweating fear to despairing love,
with terse and compassionate conviction. Above all, he can tell a
tale. Formidable equipment for a rare and disturbing writer *
Sunday Times *
I have re-read The Spy Who Came In From The Cold over and over again since I first encountered it in my teens, just to remind myself how extraordinary a work of fiction can be -- Malcolm Gladwell
He's one of those writers who will be read a century from now -- Robert Harris
The best spy story I have ever read -- Graham Greene on The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
Perhaps the most significant novelist of the second half of the 20th century in Britain. He will have charted our decline and recorded the nature of our bureaucracies like no one else has. He's in the first rank -- Ian McEwan
A literary master for a generation -- Observer