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The Honourable Schoolboy

George Smiley has become chief of the battered British Secret Service. The betrayals of a Soviet double agent have riddled the spy network. Smiley wants revenge. He chooses his weapon: Jerry Westerby, ‘The Honourable Schoolboy’, a passionate lover and a seasoned, reckless secret agent. Westerby is pointed east, to Hong Kong. So begins the terrifying game…..

“Simply the world’s greatest fictional spymaster”
Newsweek

“Energy, compassion, rich and overwhelming sweep of character and action . . . one of the finest English novels of the seventies”
The Times

“His command of detail is staggering, his straightforward, unaffected prose is superb. In short, wonderful value”
Sunday Times

The Honourable Schoolboy