John le Carré


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

Died
December 12, 2020

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

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“A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.”
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