'It's an emergency, George. You remember Vladimir George, are you awake You remember the old General 'The phone call that dragged George Smiley, acting Chief of the Circus, from his bed was a plea to return to active service. But only to bury the case, not to solve it.'An old acquaintance shot dead on Hampstead Heath, an old woman in Paris promised the return of a daughter she'll never see, a photograph taken in a Hamburg brothel - and George Smiley is called out of retirement ... SMILEY'S PEOPLE has all the le Carr touches'Sunday Telegraph
John le Carr was born in 1931. He attended the universities of Bern and Oxford and later taught at Eton. He spent five years in the British Secret Service.
CALL FOR THE DEAD, A MURDER OF QUALITY, THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD, THE LOOKING GLASS WAR, A SMALL TOWN IN GERMANY, THE NAIVE AND SENTIMENTAL LOVER, TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, THE HONOURABLE SCHOOLBOY, THE LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL, A PERFECT SPY, THE RUSSIA HOUSE, THE SECRET PILGRIM, THE NIGHT MANAGER, OUR GAME, THE TAILOR OF PANAMA, SINGLE & SINGLE