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  • Author: John Le Carre
  • Brand: Viking
  • UPC: 9780735220775
  • Item #: 1989958X
  • Available Date: 9/6/2016
  • Model Number: 9780735220775
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PIGEON TUNNEL

Summary

The undisputed master of the espionage genre—one of our greatest living writers—tells his life story for the first time.

Though John le Carré has spoken widely about his work and the numerous film and television adaptations thereof, he has always been less inclined to speak about his own life experiences—until now.

From his years serving in British intelligence during the Cold War to a career as a writer that took him from war-torn Cambodia to Beirut on the cusp of the 1982 Israeli invasion to Russia before and after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, le Carré has been at the center of many of the key conflicts and political shifts of the last seven decades. In this series of fascinating vignettes, le Carré is as funny as he is incisive, reading into the world events he witnessed the same moral ambiguity with which he imbues his novels. Whether he’s writing about the parrot at a Beirut hotel that could perfectly mimic machine gun fire; visiting Rwanda just after the genocide; the courageous female aid worker who inspired the main character in The Constant Gardener; or his friendship with Alec Guinness, the star of the legendary BBC adaptations of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Smiley’s People, he brings the reader into each new scene with his characteristic deftness and flair, at once entertaining us and making us think anew about events and situations we believed we understood.

Offering a rare window into the life and work of a master, The Pigeon Tunnel is an instant classic; the only account of John le Carré’s fascinating life written in the author’s own words.

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author John le Carré (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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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Viking
  • Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs

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