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Paperback 656 Pages / Published: 18/10/2018
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A special edition of John le Carre's thrilling novel of espionage and betrayal in the Middle East, to tie in with the new BBC series starring Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Shannon and Florence Pugh.

Terrorist organisations don’t carry passengers… They don’t have secretaries, typists, coding clerks, or any of the people who would normally make natural agents without being in the front line. They require a special kind of penetration… You want to crack the terror target these days… you practically have to build yourself your own terrorist first.

Charlie is an unhappy English actress in her twenties, longing for commitment: but to what and to whom? While holidaying on the Greek island of Mykonos she is seduced by the handsome and mysterious Kurtz, an embattled Israeli intelligence officer on a mission to stop the bombing of Jews in Europe.

Forced to play her most challenging role, Charlie is plunged into elaborate plot set to entrap the elusive Palestinian terrorist behind the attacks, and soon proves herself a double agent of the highest order.

After the success of his Cold War thrillers, the publication in 1983 of his tenth novel The Little Drummer Girl marked le Carré’s move into fresh and more politically-charged territory, with this acclaimed examination of terror and love.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241359204
Number of pages: 656
Weight: 447 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm
Edition: Media tie-in

Waterstones Says
As ripe for revisiting as The Night Manager, John le Carré’s 1983 thriller - now adapted for television - brilliantly presages the duplicity of our times. Razor-sharp, precisely plotted and gripping.

MEDIA REVIEWS

‘John le Carré’s graduation from the sophisticated puzzle to literature' - New Statesman

'In my view, this book is at least as good as his best.' - The Spectator

'A few years ago le Carré said he had not written the book he would want to be buried with. Perhaps he has done so now.' - The Sunday Times

'An exciting story, excitingly told.' - The Observer

'The Little Drummer Girl is about spies as Madame Bovary is about adultery or Crime and Punishment about crime... Wonderful.' - The New York Times

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“An excellent and readable novel.”

This is an excellent novel by John Le Carre. Written in the early 1980s the story concerns the attempt by the Israeli security forces to track down and eliminate the ringleader of a Palestinian group busy murdering... More

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24th December 2017
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