Penguin presents the unabridged, audiobook CD edition of A Legacy of Spies by John le Carre.
Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, has retired to his family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London are to be scrutinised by a generation with no memory of the Cold War. Somebody must be made to pay for innocent blood once spilt in the name of the greater good.
Interweaving past with present so that each may tell its own story, John le Carre has given us a novel of superb and enduring quality.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Weight: 196 g
Dimensions: 140 x 138 x 23 mm
Edition: Unabridged edition
I have re-read The Spy Who Came In From The Cold over and over again since I first encountered it in my teens, just to remind myself how extraordinary a work of fiction can be -- Malcolm Gladwell
He's one of those writers who will be read a century from now -- Robert Harris
The best spy story I have ever read -- Graham Greene on The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
Perhaps the most significant novelist of the second half of the 20th century in Britain. He will have charted our decline and recorded the nature of our bureaucracies like no one else has. He's in the first rank -- Ian McEwan
A literary master for a generation -- Observer