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The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life

by John le Carre

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Published 1st May 2017, 352 pages
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THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING MEMOIR OF SPY-WRITING LEGEND JOHN LE CARR E

‘As recognizable a writer as Dickens or Austen’ Financial Times


From his years serving in British Intelligence during the Cold War to a career as a writer, John le Carre has lived a unique life.

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 interviewing a German terrorist in her desert prison or watching Alec Guinness preparing for his role as George Smiley, this book invites 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

‘When I was under house arrest I was helped by the books of John le Carre … These were the journeys that made me feel that I was not really cut off from the rest of humankind’ Aung San Suu Kyi

Details

The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life
by John le Carre

ISBN
9780241976890

Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd

Binding
Paperback

Publication date
May 1, 2017

Dimensions
19.8cm x 12.9cm x 2.5cm

Page count
352 pages