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A special edition of le Carré's only spy novel set in the Middle East, to tie in with the new major BBC series starring Florence Pugh and Alexander Skarsgård.

Charlie, a brilliant and beautiful young actress, is lured into 'the theatre of the real' by an Israeli intelligence officer. Forced to play her ultimate role, she is plunged into a deceptive and delicate trap set to ensnare an elusive Palestinian terrorist.

The Little Drummer Girl is a thrilling, deeply moving and courageous novel of our times.

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  • Paperback

    9780241359204

    October 25, 2018

    Peng. Mod. Classics

    656 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • Paperback

    9780241322376

    October 1, 2018

    Peng. Mod. Classics

    656 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Hardback

    9780241337264

    October 15, 2018

    Penguin Classics

    672 pages

    RRP $35.00

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  • The Little Drummer Girl
    John le Carre

    EBook

    9780241322383

    September 27, 2018

    Penguin eBooks

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Extract

I

It was the Bad Godesberg incident that gave the proof, though the German authorities had no earthly means of knowing this. Before Bad Godesberg, there had been growing suspicion; a lot of it. But the high quality of the planning, as against the poor quality of the bomb, turned the suspicion into certainty. Sooner or later, they say in the trade, a man will sign his name. The vexation lies in the waiting.

It exploded much later than intended, probably a good twelve hours later, at twenty- six minutes past eight on Monday morning. Several defunct wristwatches, the property of victims, confirmed the time. As with its predecessors over the last few months, there had been no warning. But then none had been intended. The Düsseldorf car- bombing of a visiting Israeli arms-procurement official had been preceded by no warning, neither had the book bomb sent to the organisers of an Orthodox Jewish congress in Antwerp, which blew up the honorary secretary and burned her assistant to death. Neither had the dustbin bomb outside an Israeli bank in Zürich, which maimed two passers- by. Only the Stockholm bomb had a warning, and that turned out to be a completely different group, not part of the series at all.

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