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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold


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Setting a standard that has never been surpassed, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a devastating tale of duplicity and espionage.

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John le Carre is the pen name of David John Moore Cornwell, who was born in 1931 in Poole, Dorset, and was educated at Sherborne School, at the University of Berne. He taught at Eton from 1956 to 1958 and was a 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 21 titles. Michael Jayston is an English actor born in 1935. He has appeared in film and on television in many Shakespearian roles, as well as in Doctor Who, EastEnders and the televised serial Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. He is the narrator for all of John le Carre's audiobook novels and was awarded an Earphones Award for his talent recording The Constant Gardener by le Carre.


'A topical and terrible story ... 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.' -- The Sunday Times
'Written ... with a pitiless, elegant clarity. The Spy who Came in from the Cold is a first-rate thriller and more.' -- TIME
'Le Carre is one of the best novelists - of any kind - we have.' -- Vanity Fair

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