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  • Published: 19 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241550076
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $32.99

Silverview




The much anticipated publication of John le Carré 's last complete novel

Julian Lawndsley has renounced his high-flying job in the City for a simpler life running a bookshop in a small English seaside town. But only a couple of months into his new career, Julian's evening is disrupted by a visitor. Edward, a Polish émigré living in Silverview, the big house on the edge of town, seems to know a lot about Julian's family and is rather too interested in the inner workings of his modest new enterprise.

When a letter turns up at the door of a spy chief in London warning him of a dangerous leak, the investigations lead him to this quiet town by the sea . . .

Silverview is the mesmerising story of an encounter between innocence and experience and between public duty and private morals. In this last complete masterwork from the greatest chronicler of our age, John le Carré asks what you owe to your country when you no longer recognise it.

  • Published: 19 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241550076
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • 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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Praise for Silverview

Perhaps the most significant novelist of the second half of the 20th century in Britain. He's in the first rank

Ian McEwan

Le Carré is the master of the spy genre

Guardian

One of those writers who will be read a century from now

Robert Harris

First-rate prose and a fascinating plot . . . a fitting coda to a remarkable career

Publishers Weekly

In a league of his own

Sunday Times

A literary master for a generation

Observer

I've got a soft spot for John le Carré

Barack Obama

As a writer he transcended mere genre . . . His books will live as long as people continue to read

John Banville

His characters are rarely ciphers; they're all wrestling their ambitions and frustrations and inadequacies and posturings

Ralph Fiennes

John le Carré brought style and substance to the spy novel . . . our great chronicler of the geopolitical made personal

Ian Rankin

Not one word of excessive emotion in his books, and yet by the end, you're wrung out by them, wiser, more understanding of the human condition

Kit de Waal

Sui generis, a true master of the art

Adrian McKinty

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