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A legacy of spies

Author: John Le Carré
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, [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: Fiction
Novels
Spy fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Spy stories
Suspense fiction
Thrillers (Fiction.)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Le Carré, John, 1931-
Legacy of spies.
New York, New York : Viking, [2017]
(DLC) 2017039299
(OCoLC)1001340666
Named Person: George Smiley, (Fictitious character); George Smiley, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Le Carré
ISBN: 9780735225114 0735225117
OCLC Number: 1001287725
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 scrutinized by a generation with no memory of the Cold War and no patience with its justifications. Interweaving past with present so that each may tell its own intense story, John le Carré has spun a single plot as ingenious and thrilling as the two predecessors on which it looks back: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

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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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