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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

John le Carré

Special 50th Anniversary edition featuring archival material and a beautiful hardback design

In 1963 John le Carré published his third book, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. Written over a period of about five weeks in response to the fear and ugliness of the Berlin Wall, its bitter, devastating story crystallized the doubts and moral dilemmas of the time. It altered irrevocably our understanding of the Cold War, the shape of the spy novel, and John le Carré's writing career, propelling him to international fame.

'Superbly constructed, with an atmosphere of chilly hell' J. B. Priestley

'The best spy story I have ever read' Graham Greene

'One of those very rare novels that changes the way you look at the world. Unflinching, highly sophisticated, superb' William Boyd

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 The Constant Gardener, A Most Wanted Man and Our Kind of Traitor.

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Pub Date: August, 2013
ISBN: 9780141194530
Price: £20.00
Extent: 240pp