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Smiley's Circus: A Guide To The Secret World Of John Le Carré
Includes chronologies of major secret operations, maps, complete biographies of every character in John le Carre's seven Circus novels, photographs of principal locations and a glossary. Martin's.
Unknown Binding, 207 pages
Published January 1st 1986 by Orbis
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Again, with a reference book such as this (concerning one of my favorite writers), it is not likely that I can ever say I have finished it. With there so much in the press this week regarding le Carre, I turned to this book for some life details about Smiley and his creator. Very worthwhile reading! My favorite anecdote is that Control's wife never knew what her husband's job really was; for decades she thought he was an inspector for the Coal Board!!! Plenty of trivia for every fan of this ...more