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George Smiley’s anti-Brexit tirade

Listening to the audiobook of John Le Carré’s A Legacy of Spies as I drive home from work, I am startled by an extraordinary passage in which George Smiley is reflecting with his protégé Peter Guillam on their past as spies, and the reasons that guided him through the Cold War. 441 more words

Politics

THE LAST PAGES OF A GREAT BOOK COME ALL TOO QUICKLY

THE LAST PAGES OF A GREAT BOOK COME ALL TOO QUICKLY.

by Shaun Costello

 

There has always been that moment for me, when, enthralled by the prose of a wonderful novel, I suddenly become aware that I have almost reached the end. 532 more words

Fiction And Non-fiction From Shaun Costello

A LEGACY OF SPIES by John LeCarré

A LEGACY OF SPIES

John LeCarré (www.johnlecarre.com)

Penguin Viking (www.penguinrandomhouse.co.uk)

£20.00

Living out his retirement on the family farm in Brittany, Peter Guillam is surprised when he receives a summons from his old employer, Britain’s Secret Service, better known as the Circus. 791 more words

Crime Fiction

A Legacy of Spies: John Le Carre's 'History novel'

Sitting on a train pulled into the station I notice massive Billboards for John Le Carre’s A Legacy of Spies. The novel will become one of the best sellers of 2017 and will add to Le Carre’s oeuvre of exciting spy thrillers that many attempted to imitate; although none have come close to the drama and literary quality. 503 more words

Cold War Culture