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The Looking Glass War By John Le Carre

The Looking Glass War

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The first of le Carre's spellbinding novels now reissued in a stunning new package

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The Looking Glass War by John Le Carre

How long was it since the department had mounted an operation? Too long. There had been a time when the distinctions were clear: the Circus handled all things political while the Department dealt with matters military. But over the years the power had slowly passed to the Circus, and the Circus had elbowed the Department out. Now suddenly the Department had a job on its hands. Uncertain evidence suggested Soviet missiles being put in place close to the German border, while vital film had gone missing and a courier was dead. Lacking active agents and the time to recruit afresh, the Department had to find an old hand who would prove its mettle. Fred Leiser, German-speaking Pole turned Englishman, once a qualified radio-operator, now something in the motor trade, must be called back to the colours and sent East ...

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'A book of rare and great power' -- Financial Times 'A bitter, bleak, superlatively written novel' -- Publishers Weekly 'A devastating and tragic record of human, not glamour, spies' -- New York Herald Tribune

About John Le Carre

John le Carre was born in 1931. He attended the universities of Bern and Oxford and later taught at Eton. He spent five years in the British Foreign Service.

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The Looking Glass War by John Le Carre
John Le Carre
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Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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