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  • Published: 1 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241337134
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $32.99
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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold


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In 1963 John le Carré published his third book, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.

Written over a period of about five weeks in response to the fear and ugliness of the Berlin Wall, its bitter, devastating story crystallised the doubts and moral dilemmas of the time. It altered irrevocably our understanding of the Cold War, the shape of the spy novel, and John le Carre's writing career, propelling him to international fame.

  • Pub date: 1 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241337134
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $32.99

About the Author

John le Carre

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.

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Praise for The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

“A masterpiece, the best espionage novel ever written”

John Banville


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