The Little Drummer Girl

The Little Drummer Girl : Now a BBC series

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A special edition of John le Carre's thrilling novel of espionage and betrayal in the Middle East, to tie in with the new BBC series starring Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Shannon and Florence Pugh

Charlie, a jobbing young English actress, is accustomed to playing different roles. But when the mysterious, battle-scarred Joseph recruits her into the Israeli secret services, she enters the dangerous 'theatre of the real'. As she acts out her part in an intricate, high-stakes plot to trap and kill a Palestinian terrorist, it threatens to consume her.

Set in the tragic arena of the Middle East conflict, this compelling story of love and torn loyalties plays out against the backdrop of an unwinnable war.

'An exciting story, excitingly told' Observer

'Wonderful' The New York Times
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Product details

  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 28mm | 447g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • Media tie-in
  • 0241359201
  • 9780241359204
  • 88,658

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A masterclass in slow burn Telegraph Online
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Fans of The Night Manager will be pleased to learn that their John le Carre itch will be scratched later this year with a six-part BBC1 adaptation of The Little Drummer Girl -- The Radio Times John le Carre spy intrigue? Yes. Sun-drenched Euro-locales? Very much so? Heart-throb leading man Alexander Skarsgard baring his backside? Probably... Suffice to say, expectations are high. -- Times The latest le Carre adaptation... this multi-layered novel about Charlie, a Left-wing English actress recruited by Israel to snare a Palestinian terrorist, has been hailed by top thriller writers (including John Grisham) as the perfect espionage novel. -- Daily Mail Stylish crime drama which gives The Night Manager a run for its money. * The Mirror Online * A masterclass in slow burn * Telegraph Online *
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About 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.
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8,952 ratings
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4 40% (3,561)
3 23% (2,066)
2 4% (391)
1 1% (111)
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