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John Le Carre: The Biography
By Michael Page (narrator) and Adam Sisman
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Brilliance Audio
Publication date November 3, 2015
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Mp3 una
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781511335768
ISBN-10 1511335769
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 6.50 in.
Weight 0.20 lbs.
Original list price $19.99
Other format details audio
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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.

In this definitive biography–blessed by John le Carré himself–Adam Sisman reveals the man behind the bestselling persona. In John le Carré, 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 Carré” 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 Carré’s private archive, talked to the most important people in his life, and interviewed the man himself at length.

Who is John le Carré? Intriguing, thorough, and packed with entertaining detail, this biography will be a treat for the legions of le Carré fans.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780062106278
 
from Harpercollins (November 3, 2015)
9780062106278 | details & prices | 652 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 2.00 in. | 1.95 lbs | List price $28.99
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.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780062106285 Book cover for 9781408849460
 
from Harpercollins (November 1, 2016)
9780062106285 | details & prices | 704 pages | List price $18.99
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.
from Bloomsbury Pub Ltd (February 11, 2016)
9781408849460 | details & prices | 672 pages | List price $15.50
About: John le Carré is still at the top more than half a century after The Spy Who Came in from the Cold became a worldwide bestseller.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Michael Page (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (November 3, 2015)
9781511335768 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $19.99
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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