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              Books by John le Carre

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              Silverview: A Novel
                

              Silverview: A Novel (Hardback)

              By le Carre, John

              • RRP: $61.50
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              • Pub Date
                12 Oct 21

              In Silverview, John le Carre turns his focus to the world that occupied his writing for the past sixty years--the secret world itself. Julian Lawndsley has renounced his high-flying job in the city for a simpler life running a bookshop in a small English seaside town. But only a ...couple of months into his new career, Julian's evening is disrupted by a visitor. Edward, a Polish emigre living in Silverview, the big house on the edge of town, seems to know a lot about Julian's family and is rather too interested in the inner workings of his modest new enterprise. When a letter turns up at the door of a spy chief in London warning him of a dangerous leak, the investigations lead him to this quiet town by the sea . . . Silverview is the mesmerizing story of an encounter between innocence and experience and between public duty and private morals. In his inimitable voice John le Carre, the greatest chronicler of our age, seeks to answer the question of what we truly owe to the people we love.
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              ISBN 9780593490594
              Released NZ 12 Oct 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Another Day in Paradise: Front Line Stories from International Aid Workers
               

              Another Day in Paradise: Front Line Stories from International Aid Workers (Hardback)

              Edited by Bergman, Carol; Foreword by le Carre, John

              • RRP: $86.99
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              Another Day in Paradise is an anthology of first-person stories by international aid workers. Written by active aid workers and spanning the hot spots of the globe from Afghanistan to Cambodia, Rwanda to Vietnam and Ecuador to Bosnia, these stories tell it like it really is on th...e ground.
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              ISBN 9781844070343
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2003
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Speak Clearly Into the Chandelier: Cultural Politics between Britain and Russia 1973-2000
               

              Speak Clearly Into the Chandelier: Cultural Politics between Britain and Russia 1973-2000 (Hardback)

              By Roberts, John C. Q.; Foreword by le Carre, John

              • RRP: $271.00
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              Provides a review of British-Russian relations during the last 15 years of the Soviet regime and on into the post-communist era. Undeterred by Cold War rhetoric, the author contrived to break down barriers and earn the trust of writers, musicians and scientists. This is their eye...witness story.
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              ISBN 9780700712960
              Released NZ 29 Mar 2000
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Secret Pilgrim
               

              The Secret Pilgrim (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By le Carre, John; Read by Jayston, Michael

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              George Smiley is one of the most brilliantly realised characters in British fiction. Bespectacled, tubby, eternally middle-aged, and deceptively ordinary, he has a mind like a steel trap and is said to possess 'the cunning of Satan and the conscience of a virgin'. The Berlin Wall... is toppled, the Iron Curtain swept aside. The Secret Pilgrim is Ned, a decent, loyal soldier of the Cold War, who has been in British Intelligence all his adult life. Now, at the end of his career, he is forced to revisit his secret years. Ned illuminates the brave past of his hero and mentor George Smiley who, in one unforgettable evening, gives back to him the dangerous edge of memory to frame the questions that have haunted him for thirty years.
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              ISBN 9781486232499
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2014
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series George Smiley
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              A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
               

              A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Macintyre, Ben; Afterword by le Carre, John

              Master storyteller Ben Macintyre's most ambitious work to date offers a powerful new angle on a canonical 20th century spy story Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain's counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during... the height of the Cold War--while he was secretly working for the enemy. And nobody thought he knew Philby like Nicholas Elliott, Philby's best friend and fellow officer in MI6. The two men had gone to the same schools, belonged to the same exclusive clubs, grown close through the crucible of wartime intelligence work and long nights of drink and revelry. It was madness for one to think the other might be a communist spy, bent on subverting Western values and the power of the free world. But Philby was secretly betraying his friend. Every word Elliott breathed to Philby was transmitted back to Moscow--and not just Elliott's words, for Philby had made another powerful friend in America: James Jesus Angleton, the crafty, paranoid head of CIA counterintelligence. Angleton and Elliott's unwitting disclosures helped Philby sink almost every important Anglo-American spy operation for twenty years, leading countless operatives to their doom. Even as the web of suspicion closed around him, and Philby was driven to greater lies to protect his cover, his two friends never abandoned him--until it was too late. The stunning truth of his betrayal would have devastating consequences on the two men who thought they knew him best, and on the intelligence services he left crippled in his wake. Told with heart-pounding suspense and keen psychological insight, and based on personal papers and never-before-seen British intelligence files, A Spy Among Friends is Ben Macintyre's best book yet, a high-water mark in Cold War history telling.
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              ISBN 9780804194495
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2014
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Absolute Friends ABRIDGED

              Absolute Friends ABRIDGED (Audio disc / Other, Abridged edition)

              Read by le Carre, John

              • RRP: $34.99
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              The friends of the title are Ted Mundy, British soldier's son born 1947 in a new independent Pakistan, and Sasha, refugee son of an East German Lutheran pastor and his wife who have sought sanctuary in the West. The two men meet first as students in riot-torn West Berlin of the l...ate 60s, again in the grimy looking-glass of Cold War espionage and, most terribly, in today's world of terror. Spanning 56 years, Absolute Friends is a savage fable of our times.
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              ISBN 9781489079152
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2015
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Spy Who Came In From The Cold ABRIDGED

              The Spy Who Came In From The Cold ABRIDGED (Audio disc / Other, Abridged edition)

              Read by le Carre, John

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              In the shadow of the newly erected Berlin Wall, Alec Leamas watches as his last agent is shot dead by East German sentries. For Leamas, the head of Berlin Station, the Cold War is over. As he faces the prospect of retirement or worse - a desk job - Control offers him a unique opp...ortunity for revenge. Assuming the guise of an embittered and dissolute ex-agent, Leamas is set up to trap Mundt, the deputy director of the East German Intelligence Service - with himself as the bait. In the background is George Smiley, ready to make the game play out just as Control wants.
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              ISBN 9781489079114
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2015
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series George Smiley
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              The Tailor Of Panama ABRIDGED

              The Tailor Of Panama ABRIDGED (Audio disc / Other, Abridged edition)

              Read by le Carre, John

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              Harry Pendel is the charismatic proprietor of Pendel and Braithwaite Limitada of Panama, through whose doors everyone who is anyone in Central America passes. Andrew Osnard, mysterious and fleshy, is a spy. His secret mission is two-pronged: to keep a watchful eye on the politica...l manoeuvrings leading up to the American handover of the Panama Canal on 31st December 1999; and to secure for himself the immense private fortune that has until now churlishly eluded him.
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              ISBN 9781489079213
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2015
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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              A Murder Of Quality ABRIDGED

              A Murder Of Quality ABRIDGED (Audio disc / Other, Abridged edition)

              Read by le Carre, John

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              George Smiley is one of the most brilliantly realised characters in British fiction. Bespectacled, tubby, eternally middle-aged, and deceptively ordinary, he has a mind like a steel trap and is said to possess `the cunning of Satan and the conscience of a virgin'. Miss Ailsa Brim...ley is in a quandary. She's received a peculiar letter from Mrs Stella Rode, saying that she fears her husband - an assistant master at Carne School - is trying to kill her. Reluctant to go to the police, Miss Brimley calls upon her old wartime colleague, George Smiley. Unfortunately, it's too late. Mrs Rode has just been murdered. As Smiley takes up the investigation, he realises that in life - as in espionage - nothing is quite what it appears. His investigation raises a multitude of questions. Who could have hated Stella Rode enough to kill her? Why was her dog put down shortly before the murder? And what did Mad Janie see on that fatal night? To discover the truth, Smiley must lift the lid on a world of hidden passions and dangerous hatreds ...
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              ISBN 9781489079107
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2015
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series George Smiley
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              4 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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              The Tailor of Panama
               

              The Tailor of Panama (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By le Carre, John; Read by Jayston, Michael

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              Harry Pendel, tailor and spy, decides to take matters into his own hands by deceiving everyone and masterminding a scheme so brilliant that his life careens into a deadly game of politics and deception, in a humorous and fast-paced thriller. Harry Pendel is the charismatic propri...etor of Pendel and Braithwaite Limitada of Panama, through whose doors everyone who is anyone in Central America passes. Andrew Osnard, mysterious and fleshy, is a spy. His secret mission is two-pronged: to keep a watchful eye on the political manoeuvrings leading up to the American handover of the Panama Canal on 31st December 1999; and to secure for himself the immense private fortune that has until now churlishly eluded him.
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              ISBN 9781486232536
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2014
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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              3 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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