Le Carre's searing Cold War novel creates a world where the lines between right and wrong, good and evil, are horribly blurred.
John le Carre was educated 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. From 1959 to 1964 he was a member of the British Foreign Service, 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.
Exciting, compulsively readable and brilliantly plotted * The New
York Times *
Brilliant, unforgettable ... a masterpiece * New Statesman *