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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 16/09/2010
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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.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780670919017
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 565 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
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 *
Return of the master . . . Having plumbed the devious depths of the Cold War, le Carre has done it again for our nasty new age * The Times *
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 *
A compelling tale of deceit, dialogue and the author's own despair John le Carre's greatest gift may be his ear, which allows him to pick up a tremor of fear in the softest voice or a false note in any exchange of words and play with them to his heart's content. He can therefore create, in dialogue, a trembling soundscape that has a pitch-perfect quality -- James Naughtie * Sunday Telegraph *

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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.

Paperback edition
16th November 2012
Helpful? Upvote 48

“Not vintage, but still good”

With Le Carré, you don’t get mad action. You get people. This is no exception. It’s certainly not his greatest work, but it’s still a lot better than a lot of spy novels that are out there. Perhaps, it is ultimately a... More

Hardback edition
21st October 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

Hardback edition
6th September 2010
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