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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Smiley and his people are facing a remarkable challenge: a mole – a Soviet double agent – who has burrowed his way in and up to the highest level of British Intelligence. His treachery has already blown some of their vital operations and their best networks. The mole is one of their own kind. But which one?…

Now a successsful movie released by Working Title, directed by Thomas Alfredson and starring Gary Oldman as George Smiley.

“A great thriller, the best le Carré has written”
The Spectator

“John le Carré is the great master of the spy story . . . the constant flow of emotion lifts him above most novelists now practising”
The Financial Times

“A stunning story”
The Wall Street Journal

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy