Now a major film starring Gary Oldman and Colin Firth.
The enduring novel by one of our greatest storytellers.
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. Smiley's mission is to catch a Moscow Centre mole burrowed thirty years deep into the Circus itself.
About the Author
John le Carre was born in 1931. His third novel, THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD, secured him a wide reputation which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, THE HONOURABLE SCHOOLBOY and SMILEY'S PEOPLE. His other novels include THE CONSTANT GARDENER, ABSOLUTE FRIENDS, THE MISSION SONG and A MOST WANTED MAN.
'Gary Oldman gives one of the best performances of the year as George Smiley in Tomas Alfredson's big-screen version of John le Carre's novel TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY. It's a sublime piece of acting - so brilliant you might not even notice how superior it is, yet requiring a skill few possess. The acting on all fronts is delicious: I couldn't take my eyes off Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kathy Burke, Toby Jones, Mark Strong and Ciaran Hinds. It's sure to be at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals and it opens in September. See if you can spot the author singing the Russian anthem at a Christmas party.' - Daily MailA great thriller, the best le Carr has written. - Spectator'A stunning story' - Wall Street Journal'John le Carr is the great master of the spy story . . . the constant flow of emotion lifts him above most novelists now practising.' - Financial Times
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 29th November 2011
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.1 x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1