John le Carré

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Silverview by John le Carré review – one last time among the spies
Published posthumously, this novel of secret service loyalty and treachery is a fine addition to the le Carré canon

Mick Herron

14, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Silverview by John le Carré review – the last complete masterwork?
The great spy novelist’s final full-length book is a precision-tooled cat and mouse chase from a bookshop in East Anglia to the old eastern bloc

Anthony Cummins

12, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Fintan O’Toole on John le Carré’s final twist: dying as an Irishman
He was the greatest English novelist of his generation, yet he chose to die as an Irish citizen of the EU. The reasons were both political and deeply personal, but at their heart one thing: betrayal

Fintan O’Toole

09, Oct, 2021 @8:45 AM

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‘The twists and turns are riveting’: Stephen King, Paula Hawkins and others on their favourite le Carré
The master of espionage wrote 26 novels – top authors share the books they love the most

Stephen King, Paula Hawkins, Frederick Forsyth, Aya de León, John Banville, William Boyd, Charlotte Philby and John Grisham

09, Oct, 2021 @8:45 AM

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John le Carré, Daisy May Cooper and Paul McCartney expected to boost book sales at Christmas
The annual event known as ‘Super Thursday’, when most of the hardbacks aimed at the Christmas market are published, promises big names and a boon for the industry

Alison Flood

08, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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The spy writer who held a grudge against Le Carré comes in from the cold
Willem Frederik Hermans thought the Briton’s famous book was based on his. Now one of his best works is coming out in the UK

Dalya Alberge

12, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘What next, Del Girl Trotter’: has genderswap TV gone too far?
After Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes, Rumpole of the Bailey is the latest character to switch from male to female. However, for many series such a flip seems inconceivable

Mark Lawson

26, Jul, 2021 @1:46 PM

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The reputation game: how authors try to control their image from beyond the grave
The row over a new biography of Philip Roth has exposed the way agents and estates restrict access and manage archives to maintain a writer’s posthumous good name

Edward Helmore

23, May, 2021 @2:36 PM

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Final John le Carré novel, Silverview, to be published in October
Finished before his death in December, le Carré gave his blessing to publish the novel, which follows a bookseller who becomes embroiled in a spy leak

Alison Flood

19, May, 2021 @1:00 PM

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John le Carré, chronicler of Englishness, died Irish, son reveals
Author was so opposed to Brexit that he took Irish citizenship to remain European

Alison Flood and Rory Carroll

01, Apr, 2021 @11:53 AM

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My father was famous as John le Carré. My mother was his crucial, covert collaborator
Nick Cornwell was one of few people who got to witness the collaboration between his mother Jane and father David, who wrote as le Carré

Nick Cornwell

13, Mar, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Canada spy agency unwittingly seeks double agent in Le Carré ad gaffe
CSIS included quote from A Perfect Spy in tweet about job postings, bewildering Twitter users

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

25, Feb, 2021 @8:44 PM

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