The Honourable Schoolboy
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The Honourable Schoolboy : A George Smiley Novel

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Our Kind of Traitor; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carre's new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available. As the fall of Saigon looms, master spy George Smiley must outmaneuver his Soviet counterpart on a battlefield that neither can afford to lose. The mole has been eliminated, but the damage wrought has brought the British Secret Service to its knees. Given the charge of the gravely compromised Circus, George Smiley embarks on a campaign to uncover what Moscow Centre most wants to hide. When the trail goes cold at a Hong Kong gold seam, Smiley dispatches Gerald Westerby to shake the money tree. A part-time operative with cover as a philandering journalist, Westerby insinuates himself into a war-torn world where allegiances--and lives--are bought and sold. Brilliantly plotted and morally complex, The Honourable Schoolboy is the second installment of John le Carre's renowned Karla triology and a riveting portrayal of postcolonial espionage. With an introduction by the author.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 606 pages
  • 137.16 x 205.74 x 38.1mm | 498.95g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143119737
  • 9780143119739
  • 115,258

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Not a page of this book is without intelligence and grace. The New York Times
Energy, compassion, rich and overwhelming sweep of character and action one of the finest English novels of the seventies. The Times (UK)
All the good things are there: the Balkan complexities of plot; the Dickensian profusion of idiosyncratic characters; and above all, le Carre s glistening social observation. Time"
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About John Le Carré

New York Times bestselling author John le Carre (A Delicate Truth and Spy Who Came in from the Cold) 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 the last fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall.
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Review Text

"Not a page of this book is without intelligence and grace."-The New York Times

"Energy, compassion, rich and overwhelming sweep of character and action...one of the finest English novels of the seventies."-The Times (UK)

"All the good things are there: the Balkan complexities of plot; the Dickensian profusion of idiosyncratic characters; and above all, le Carré's glistening social observation."-Time
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