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Also by John Le Carre:

A Legacy of Spies: A Novel, September 2017
The Pigeon Tunnel, September 2016
A Most Wanted Man, January 2014
Paperback (reprint)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Amplified, December 2011
Smiley's People, July 2011
Trade Size (reprint)
The Honourable Schoolboy, June 2011
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Our Kind of Traitor, October 2010
A Most Wanted Man, October 2008
The Mission Song, August 2006
The Constant Gardener, January 2004
A Perfect Spy, January 2003
Trade Size (reprint)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, October 2002
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The Night Manager, June 1994

The Pigeon Tunnel
John Le Carre

Stories from My Life

September 2016
On Sale: September 6, 2016
320 pages
ISBN: 0735220778
EAN: 9780735220775
Kindle: B01D9H1RXO
Hardcover / e-Book
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Non-Fiction Memoir

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.


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