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A Perfect Spy

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A Perfect Spy

By John Le Carre

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143119760, 624pp.

Publication Date: July 20, 2011

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Description
From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Our Kind of Traitor; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carre's new novel, A Legacy of Spies, will be available from Viking in Fall 2017.

Over the course of his seemingly irreproachable life, Magnus Pym has been all things to all people: a devoted family man, a trusted colleague, a loyal friend--and the perfect spy. But in the wake of his estranged father's death, Magnus vanishes, and the British Secret Service is up in arms. Is it grief, or is the reason for his disappearance more sinister? And who is the mysterious man with the sad moustache who also seems to be looking for Magnus?

In A Perfect Spy, John le Carre has crafted one of his crowning masterpieces, interweaving a moving and unusual coming-of-age story with a morally tangled chronicle of modern espionage.


About the Author
New York Times bestselling author John le Carre (A Delicate Truth and Spy Who Came in from the Cold) 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. He divides his time between London and Cornwall.


Praise For A Perfect Spy

“Le Carré’s best book, and one of the finest English novels of the twentieth century.”—Philip Pullman

“The best English novel since the war.”—Philip Roth

“Brilliantly written.”—The Washington Post

“Le Carré’s best book, one of the enduring peaks of imaginative literature in our time.”—Los Angeles Times

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