John le Carré





John le Carré

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born
in Poole, Dorset, England, The United Kingdom
October 19, 1931

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Eric Ambler


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John le Carré, the pseudonym of David John Moore Cornwell (born 19 October 1931 in Poole, Dorset, England), is an English author of espionage novels. Le Carré has resided in St Buryan, Cornwall, Great Britain, for more than 40 years, where he owns a mile of cliff close to Land's End.

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Average rating: 3.87 · 197,624 ratings · 12,538 reviews · 103 distinct works · Similar authors
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 34,979 ratings — published 1974 — 165 editions
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The Spy Who Came In from th...
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Smiley's People
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 19,299 ratings — published 1979 — 110 editions
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The Russia House
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 14,230 ratings — published 1989 — 76 editions
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The Constant Gardener
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 12,670 ratings — published 2000 — 100 editions
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A Perfect Spy
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 9,251 ratings — published 1986 — 73 editions
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The Honourable Schoolboy
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 8,516 ratings — published 1977 — 94 editions
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Call for the Dead
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 7,820 ratings — published 1961 — 100 editions
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The Little Drummer Girl
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 5,878 ratings — published 1983 — 73 editions
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A Most Wanted Man
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 6,225 ratings — published 2008 — 82 editions
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“A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.”
John le Carré

“The more identities a man has, the more they express the person they conceal.”
John le Carré, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

“Coming home from very lonely places, all of us go a little mad: whether from great personal success, or just an all-night drive, we are the sole survivors of a world no one else has ever seen.”
John le Carré

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Isn't it time you read all eight George Smiley novels (1961 - 90) by John le Carré?

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