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Our Kind of Traitor (Paperback)
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Our Kind of Traitor (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 26/05/2011
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In John le Carre's electrifying novel Our Kind of Traitor, innocents abroad are drawn into the darkest recesses of the financial world. Britain is in the depths of recession. A left-leaning young Oxford academic and his barrister girlfriend take an off-peak holiday on the Caribbean island of Antigua. By seeming chance they bump into a Russian millionaire called Dima who owns a peninsula and a diamond-encrusted gold watch. He also has a tattoo on his right thumb, and wants a game of tennis. What else he wants propels the young lovers on a tortuous journey through Paris to a safe house in the Swiss Alps, to the murkiest cloisters of the City of London and its unholy alliance with Britain's Intelligence Establishment. "If you want to know about the state of Britain today, forget the Booker shortlist. Just read John le Carre's latest thriller". (Evening Standard). "Few recent plays have had dialogue as good, and few recent literary novels can boast a set of characters so vividly imagined. Our Kind of Traitor is a teasing, beguiling, masterly performance". (Sunday Times). John le Carre was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He taught at Eton and served briefly in British Intelligence during the Cold War. For the last fifty years he has lived by his pen. His most recent novel, A Delicate Truth, is also published by Penguin. He divides his time between London and Cornwall.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141049168

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“Great, intelligent story telling.”

It's been about fifteen years since I last read a le Carre novel, so I am not a huge fan of his work. This book is about the new British spy world, money and criminal gangs. Whilst I was reading it, I enjoyed the... More

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23rd September 2010
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“Our Kind of Traitor”

This is the first time reading one of his books and i found it a very enjoyable read.I thought the characters were really believable but the timeline skipping back and forth took a bit of time to get used to but after... More

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6th September 2010
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“a book at bedtime”

Le Carre is the consumate thriller writer and this book maintains his high standard. Very difficult to put down and is highly recommended.

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