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Biography: John le Carré

“A desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the world.”

Graham Green said of John le Carré’s Call For The Dead that it was the “best spy novel he had ever read”, and many people echo these kind of sentiments about le Carré. He is well known and lauded for his extensive knowledge on the subject of international espionage and his wide-ranging and internationally reknown authorship of spy novels.

Book review: The Russia House by John Le Carré

If you want a good spy novel, you really can't beat the master of spy; John Le Carré. He's been around for some time, writing prolifically on the topic of the British secret service, and he was apparently in the British secret service himself in his youth. So not only is he in the know, but he's also a great writer with a cynicism for organisations and governments, and a staunch belief in human nature. The Russia House is no exception in his achievements.

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