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              Books by John Le Carre

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              The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life
               

              The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life (Paperback)

              By Carre, John Le

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              THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 'Out of the secret world I once knew, I have tried to make a theatre for the larger worlds we inhabit. First comes the imagining, then the search for reality. Then back to the imagining, and to the desk where I'm sitting now.' From his years... serving in British Intelligence during the Cold War, to a career as a writer that took him from war-torn Cambodia to Beirut on the cusp of the 1982 Israeli invasion, to Russia before and after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, John le Carre has always written from the heart of modern times. In this, his first memoir, le Carre is as funny as he is incisive - reading into the events he witnesses the same moral ambiguity with which he imbues his novels. Whether he's writing about the parrot at a Beirut hotel that could perfectly mimic machine gun fire, or visiting Rwanda's museums of the unburied dead in the aftermath of the genocide, or celebrating New Year's Eve with Yasser Arafat, or interviewing a German terrorist in her desert prison in the Negev, or watching Alec Guinness preparing for his role as George Smiley, or describing the female aid worker who inspired the main character in his The Constant Gardener, le Carre endows each happening with vividness and humour, now making us laugh out loud, now inviting us to think anew about events and people we believed we understood. Best of all, le Carre gives us a glimpse of a writer's journey over more than six decades, and his own hunt for the human spark that has given so much life and heart to his fictional characters. 'No other writer has charted - pitilessly for politicians but thrillingly for readers - the public and secret histories of his times' Guardian 'John le Carre is as recognizable a writer as Dickens or Austen' Financial Times 'When I was under house arrest I was helped by the books of John le Carre ...they were a journey into the wider world ...These were the journeys that made me feel that I was not really cut off from the rest
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              ISBN 9780241976890
              Released AU 1 May 2017
              Publisher Penguin
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              Single & Single

              Single & Single (Paperback)

              By Carre, John Le

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              A corporate lawyer from the House of Single & Single is shot dead in cold blood on a Turkish hillside. A children's entertainer in Devon is hauled to his local bank late at night to explain a monumental influx of cash. A Russian freighter is arrested in the Black Sea. A celebrate...d London financier has disappeared into thin air. A British customs officer is on a trail of corruption and murder. The logical connection of these events is one of the many pleasures of this extraordinary new novel of love, deceit and the triumph of humanity. Single and Single is a thrilling journey of the human heart - intimate, magical and riotous, revealing le Carre at the height of his dramatic and creative powers.
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              ISBN 9780241322505
              Released AU 1 Oct 2018
              Publisher Penguin
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              Series Penguin Modern Classics
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              Penguin Readers Level 6: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (ELT Graded Reader)
               

              Penguin Readers Level 6: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (ELT Graded Reader) (Paperback)

              By Carre, John Le

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              Alec Leamas, a tired, worn out British spymaster, has retired. His boss, however, believes he has one last job in him and sends him to East Germany to spread false information about a powerful East German intelligence officer. Can Agent Leamas end his career of espionage and fina...lly come in from the cold, or will the opportunity to take revenge on old enemies prove irresistible? Penguin Readers is a series of the best new fiction, essential non-fiction and popular classics written for learners of English as a foreign language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully adapted, the series introduces language learners around the world to the bestselling authors and most compelling content from Penguin Random House. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework and include language activities that help readers to develop key skills. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, a Level 6 Reader, is B1+ in the CEFR framework. The longer text is made up of sentences with up to four clauses, introducing future continuous, reported questions, third conditional, was going to and ellipsis. A small number of illustrations support the text.
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              ISBN 9780241397954
              Released AU 17 Sep 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Penguin Readers (graded Readers)
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              Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

              Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Paperback)

              By Carre, John Le

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              George Smiley, who is a troubled man of infinite compassion, is also a single-mindedly ruthless adversary as a spy.The scene which he enters is a Cold War landscape of moles and lamplighters, scalp-hunters and pavement artists, where men are turned, burned or bought for stock. Sm...iley's mission is to catch a Moscow Centre mole burrowed thirty years deep into the Circus itself.
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              ISBN 9780241323410
              Released AU 1 Oct 2018
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              Series Penguin Modern Classics
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              Call for the Dead

              Call for the Dead (Paperback)

              By Carre, John Le

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              After a routine security check by George Smiley, civil servant Samuel Fennan apparently kills himself. When Smiley finds Circus head Maston is trying to blame him for the man's death, he begins his own investigation, meeting with Fennan's widow to find out what could have led him... to such desperation.
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              ISBN 9780141198286
              Released AU 21 Dec 2011
              Publisher Penguin
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              A Delicate Truth

              A Delicate Truth (Paperback)

              By Carre, John Le

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              A counter-terror operation, codenamed Wildlife, is being mounted in Britain's most precious colony, Gibraltar. Its purpose: to capture a high-value jihadist arms-buyer. Its authors: an ambitious Foreign Office Minister, and a private defence contractor who is also his close frien...d.
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              ISBN 9780241965184
              Released AU 25 Jun 2014
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Honourable Schoolboy

              The Honourable Schoolboy (Paperback)

              By Carre, John Le

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              It is a beleaguered and betrayed Secret Service that has been put in the care of George Smiley. A mole has been uncovered at the organisation's highest levels - and its agents across the world put in grave danger. But untangling the traitor's web gives Smiley a chance to attack h...is Russian counterpart, Karla. And part-time spy Jerry Westerby is the weapon at Smiley's disposal.The Honourable Schoolboy is remarkable and thrilling, one of three books (together with Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Smiley's People) to feature the legendary clash between Smiley and Karla, two brilliant spymasters on opposite sides of the Cold War.
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              ISBN 9780241322352
              Released AU 1 Oct 2018
              Publisher Penguin
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              Series Penguin Modern Classics
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              The Mission Song

              The Mission Song (Paperback)

              By Carre, John Le

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              At a top-secret meeting between Western financiers and Congolese warlords, an interpreter finds his conscience re-awakening.Bruno Salvador has worked on clandestine missions before. A highly skilled interpreter, he is no stranger to the Official Secrets Act. But this is the first... time he has been asked to change his identity - and, worse still, his clothes - in service of his country.Whisked to a remote island to interpret a top-secret conference between no-name financiers and Congolese warlords, Salvo's excitement is only heightened by memories of the night before he left London, and his life-changing encounter with a beautiful nurse named Hannah.Exit suddenly, the unassuming, happily married man Salvo believed himself to be. Enter in his place, the pseudonymous Brian Sinclar: spy, lover - and perhaps, even, hero.
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              ISBN 9780241322390
              Released AU 1 Oct 2018
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              A Most Wanted Man

              A Most Wanted Man (Paperback)

              By Carre, John Le

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              A half-starved young Russian man in a long black overcoat is smuggled into Hamburg at dead of night. He has an improbable amount of cash secreted in a purse round his neck. He is a devout Muslim. Or is he? He says his name is Issa.Poignant, compassionate, peopled with characters ...the reader never wants to let go, A Most Wanted Man is alive with humour, yet prickles with tension until the last heart-stopping page. It is also a work of deep humanity, and uncommon relevance to our times.
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              ISBN 9780241322420
              Released AU 1 Oct 2018
              Publisher Penguin
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              Penguin Readers Level 5: The Night Manager (ELT Graded Reader)
               

              Penguin Readers Level 5: The Night Manager (ELT Graded Reader) (Paperback)

              By Carre, John Le

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              Jonathan Pine is the Night Manager of a hotel in Egypt. When he is shown some secret information, he passes it to a man in the British government. But things go wrong and the woman he loves dies. Pine is very angry and agrees to work with others to catch Roger Roper - the worst m...an in the world . Penguin Readers is a series of popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction written for learners of English as a foreign language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully adapted, the series introduces language learners around the world to the bestselling authors and most compelling content from Penguin Random House. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework and include language activities that help readers to develop key skills.
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              ISBN 9780241430965
              Released AU 5 Aug 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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