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The Sunday Times no. 1 memoir now in paperback.

'Out of the secret world I once knew I have tried to make a theatre for the larger worlds we inhabit. First comes the imagining, then the search for the reality.'

The Pigeon Tunnel,
John le Carré's memoir and his first work of non-fiction, is a thrilling journey into the worlds of his 'secret sharers' - the men and women who inspired some of his most enthralling novels. From terrifying meetings with Yasser Arafat in war-torn Beirut to brilliantly observed encounters with the great figures of 20th century film, from Stanley Kubrick to Alec Guinness. The reader is swept along not just by the chilling winds of the Cold War or by the author's frightening journeys into places of terrible violence but, most importantly, by the author's inimitable voice.

In this astonishing work we see our world, both public and private, through the eyes of one of the world's greatest writers.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780241976890

    May 1, 2017

    Viking

    352 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • Hardback

    9780241257555

    September 5, 2016

    Viking

    368 pages

    RRP $45.00

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  • EBook

    9780241976869

    September 8, 2016

    Penguin eBooks

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  • Audio CD

    9780241977545

    September 5, 2016

    Penguin General UK

    RRP $39.99

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Also by John le Carre

A Legacy Of Spies
Absolute Friends
The Constant Gardener
The Little Drummer Girl
The Mission Song
Single & Single
The Naive and Sentimental Lover
The Honourable Schoolboy
Smiley's People
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
A Perfect Spy
A Most Wanted Man
The Tailor Of Panama
The Night Manager: Design by Coralie Bickford-Smith
John Le Carre, Novels
The Night Manager Fti
Our Game
A Delicate Truth
The Night Manager
A Small Town In Germany
The Looking Glass War
Call For The Dead
A Murder Of Quality
The Russia House

Recommendations

The Boy Behind the Curtain
Rather His Own Man
The Prisoner
Finding My Virginity
Bon: The Last Highway
The Year Everything Changed
Out of the Forest
In Order To Live
When Breath Becomes Air
The Motherhood
Miss Ex-Yugoslavia
There Is More
Lion: A Long Way Home
Mindhunter
Thrive
The First Casualty
Educated
The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind
The Sun Does Shine
Anything Is Possible