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  • Published: 15 April 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241337301
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 672
  • RRP: $32.99

A Perfect Spy




A hardback series for le Carré collectors

Magnus Pym, high-ranking diplomat, has vanished, believed defected. The chase is on: for a missing husband, a devoted father and a secret agent. Pym's life, it is revealed, is entirely made up of secrets.

Dominated by a father who is also a confidence trickster on an epic scale, Pym has from the age of seventeen been controlled by two mentors. It is these men, racing each other, who are orchestrating the search to find the perfect spy.

Described by the author as his most autobiographical work, John le Carré's eleventh novel masterfully blends wit, compassion and unflagging tension with the poignant story of an estranged father and son.

  • Published: 15 April 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241337301
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 672
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

John le Carré

John le Carre was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He taught at Eton and served briefly in British Intelligence during the Cold War. For more than fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall.

John le Carré was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He taught at Eton and served briefly in British Intelligence during the Cold War. For more than fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall.

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