John Le Carré

John Le Carré

The Biography

Book - 2015
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"In this definitive biography Adam Sisman reveals the man behind the bestselling persona. In John le Carré, Sisman shines a spotlight on David Cornwell, an expert at hiding in plain sight. Of course, the pseudonym John le Carré has helped to keep the public at a distance. Sisman probes Cornwell's unusual upbringing, abandoned by his mother at the age of only five and raised by his con man father (when not in prison), and explores his background in British intelligence, as well as his struggle to become a writer, and his personal life. Sisman has benefited from unfettered access to le Carré's private archive, talked to the most important people in his life, and interviewed the man himself at length" -- provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, [2015]
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780062106278
Branch Call Number: 823.914 L494S 2015
Characteristics: xx, 652 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm


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