Smiley's People

Smiley's People

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The murdered man had been an agent - once, long ago. But George Smiley's superiors at the Secret Service want to see the crime buried, not solved. Smiley will not leave it at that, not when it might lead him all the way to Karla, the elusive Soviet spymaster . . .

Smiley's People is a thrilling confrontation between one of the most famous spies in all fiction and his Cold War rival, Karla. Like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Honourable Schoolboy, it is as tense and unforgettable as only le Carre's novels can be.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 132 x 196 x 29mm | 311g
  • Sceptre
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 0340993782
  • 9780340993781
  • 18,319

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It is an achievement of subtlety and power of which few novelists would be capable. Standing by itself it is the best single thing le Carré has done Financial Times
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'An enormously skilled and satisfying work' * Newsweek * It is an achievement of subtlety and power of which few novelists would be capable. Standing by itself it is the best single thing le Carre has done * Financial Times *
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About John Le Carré

John le Carre was born in 1931. His third novel, THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD, secured him a wide reputation which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, THE HONOURABLE SCHOOLBOY and SMILEY'S PEOPLE. His other novels include THE CONSTANT GARDENER, A MOST WANTED MAN and OUR KIND OF TRAITOR.
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Rating details

26,452 ratings
4.25 out of 5 stars
5 45% (12,016)
4 38% (9,923)
3 14% (3,800)
2 2% (548)
1 1% (165)
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