John le Carre was born in 1931. He attended the universities of Bern and Oxford and later taught at Eton. He spent five years in the British Secret Service.
The third title in Walker's series of beautiful le Carr? hardcover reprints, this 1963 outing is a pillar of spy fiction. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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