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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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 forty years where he owns a mile of cliff close to Land's End.


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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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