The Little Drummer Girl (Paperback)

A Novel

By John le Carré

Penguin Books, 9780143119746, 560pp.

Publication Date: June 28, 2011

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Description

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, SpyOur Kind of Traitor; soon to be a miniseries on AMC starring Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Shannon, and Florence Pugh.

"You want to catch the lion, first you tether the goat."

On holiday in Mykonos, Charlie wants only sunny days and a brief escape from England’s bourgeois dreariness. Then a handsome stranger lures the aspiring actress away from her pals—but his intentions are far from romantic. Joseph is an Israeli intelligence officer, and Charlie has been wooed to flush out the leader of a Palestinian terrorist group responsible for a string of deadly bombings. Still uncertain of her own allegiances, she debuts in the role of a lifetime as a double agent in the “theatre of the real.”
 
Haunting and deeply atmospheric, John le Carré’s The Little Drummer Girl is a virtuoso performance and a powerful examination of morality and justice.
 
With an introduction by the author.



About the Author

New York Times bestselling author John le Carré (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 The Little Drummer Girl: A Novel

“A work of enormous power and artistry; no mere ‘entertainment’…but fiction on a grand scale.”—The Washington Post
 
“An irresistible book…Charlie is the ultimate double agent.”—The New York Times