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ÃÂ ÃÂ ÃÂ ÃÂ ÃÂ Always secretive about his background and Secret Service career (blocking one biography from publication in the 1990s, then choosing a biographer who abandoned the project), John le CarrÃÂ© (David Cornwell) has finally given his blessing to Adam Sisman, who has delivered a biography that reads like a novel.ÃÂ From his bleak childhood--the departure of his mother when he was five was followed by "sixteen hugless years" in the dubious care of his father, a serial-seducer and con-man--through recruitment by both MI5 and MI6, his years as an agent for British Intelligence during the Cold War, to his emergence as the master of the espionage novel, le CarrÃÂ© has repeatedly quarried his life for his fiction. His acute psychological renderings of undercover operations and the moral ambiguities of the Cold War and our present-day politics lend his novels a level of credibility that is unmistakable. Sisman's great biography uncovers for us the remarkable story of an enigmatic writer whose commercial success has sometimes overshadowed appreciation for his extraordinary abilities.
About: The definitive biography of the internationally adored author of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and A Perfect Spyâarguably one of the most important and influential writers of the post-World War II periodâby the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning biographer Adam Sisman.
About: The definitive biography of the internationally adored author of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and A Perfect Spyarguably one of the most important and influential writers of the post World War II periodby the National Book Critics Circle Award winning biographer Adam Sisman In this definitive biographyblessed by John le Carr himselfAdam Sisman reveals the man behind the bestselling persona In John le Carr Sisman shines a spotlight on David Cornwell an expert at hiding in plain sight born to lying he wrote in 2002 bred to it trained to it by an industry that lies for a living practiced in it as a novelist Of course the pseudonym John le Carr has helped to keep the public at a distance Sisman probes Cornwell s unusual upbringing abandoned by his mother at the age of only five and raised by his con man father when not in prison and explores his background in British intelligence as well as his struggle to become a writer and his personal life Sisman has benefited from unfettered access to le Carr s private archive talked to the most important people in his life and interviewed the man himself at length Who is John le Carr Intriguing thorough and packed with entertaining detail this biography will be a treat for the legions of le Carr fans
About: The definitive biography of the internationally adored author of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and A Perfect Spy—arguably one of the most important and influential writers of the post-World War II period—by the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning biographer Adam Sisman.
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