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John le Carré, Call for the Dead

· 5 December 2010 |  by Maarten
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John le Carré, Call for the DeadCall for the Dead

John le Carré


Deze uitgave:
Sceptre, 2009
168 pagina’s, paperback
isbn: 9780340993729

Oorspronkelijke uitgave:
Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1961

It was less an interview than an amiable conversation over a walk in the park. George Smiley had been sent to speak to a high-ranking civil servant after an anonymous tip-off that he was a security risk. It was a formality—and the two men liked each other. Why then, did it apparently drive the poor man to despair? And why was he found dead the next day, the victim of an unnecessary suicide?

Call for the Dead launched John le Carré’s unparalleled career as a novelist, and introduces one of fiction’s most famous spies—George Smiley, who is both brilliant and unremarkable.


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