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'Le Carré delivers a tale for our times . . . a demonstration of the British spy thriller at its unputdownable best' Robert McCrum, Observer
Nat, a 47 year-old veteran of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, believes his years as an agent runner are over. He is back in London with his wife, the long-suffering Prue. But with the growing threat from Moscow Centre, the office has one more job for him. Nat is to take over The Haven, a defunct substation of London General with a rag-tag band of spies. The only bright light on the team is young Florence, who has her eye on Russia Department and a Ukrainian oligarch with a finger in the Russia pie.
Nat is not only a spy, he is a passionate badminton player. His regular Monday evening opponent is half his age: the introspective and solitary Ed. Ed hates Brexit, hates Trump and hates his job at some soulless media agency. And it is Ed, of all unlikely people, who will take Prue, Florence and Nat himself down the path of political anger that will ensnare them all. Agent Running in the Field is a chilling portrait of our time, now heartbreaking, now darkly humorous, told to us with unflagging tension by the greatest chronicler of our age.
'A rich, beautifully written book studded with surprises. Narrative is a black art, and Le Carré is its grandmaster' Andrew Taylor, Spectator
'Blisteringly contemporary . . . Each new book from le Carré is refreshingly different and uniquely compelling' Economist
'Astute state-of-the-nation commentary' Guardian
'Subtle, wry and seamless, it's an utter joy, from first page to last' Daily Mail
'The master espionage novelist takes on Brexit and Trump in this tense and chilling portrait of today' Evening Standard
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A fine piece of storytelling. It is a neat, compact, slow-burning tale with just the right amount of twisting and turning and misdirection. Divided loyalties, uncertain motives, Russian agents, bureaucratic infighting, jaded spies, tatty offices - all of the things you want and expect from a high-quality le Carré thriller are here (The Times)
A very classy entertainment about political ideals and deception . . . laced with fury at the senseless vandalism of Brexit and of Trump. Le Carré is the master of the spy genre. (Guardian)
Le Carré delivers a tale for our times, replete with the classic seasoning of betrayal, secret state shenanigans and sad-eyed human frailty, all baked into an oven-hot contemporary thriller . . . Agent Running in the Field is right on the money, in psychology as much as politics, a demonstration of the British spy thriller at its unputdownable best (Robert McCrum, Observer)
As ingeniously structured as any of le Carré's fiction, skilfully misdirecting the reader for much of the time (Evening Standard)
A masterpiece (Mick Herron, TLS)
Master of the game (Sunday Times)
Le Carré's troubled new protagonist is developed with the author's customary skill . . . an impeccable piece of writing (i)
No other writer has charted - pitilessly for politicians but thrillingly for readers - the public and secret histories of his times (Guardian)
The master is back on form in this tale of Russian subterfuge and a middle-aged spy 's suspicious badminton partner (The Times)
A rich, beautifully written book studded with surprises. Narrative is a black art, and Le Carré is its grandmaster (Andrew Taylor, Spectator)
John le Carré 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 more than fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall.
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Descrizione libro Viking, 2019. Hardcover. Condizione: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. First edition first impression hardback in new condition. Flat signed by John le Carré to title page. Dust jacket in removable protective sleeve. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch. Signed by Author(s). Codice articolo ABE-1571315501422
Descrizione libro PENGUIN/VIKING, LONDON, UK, 2019. Hardcover. Condizione: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. A NICE CLEAN AND TIGHT UK FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINT COPY OF AGENT RUNNING IN THE FIELD BY JOHN LE CARRE,WHICH JOHN HAS VERY KINDLY SIGNED TO THE TITLE PAGE. THIS BOOK IS IN A PROTECTIVE CLEAR ACETATE COVER, ALL BOOKS DESPATCHED WRAPPED IN BUBBLE WRAP AND A STRONG CARDBOARD BOX. Signed by Author(s). Codice articolo 001488
Descrizione libro Viking, 2019. Hardcover. Condizione: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. A mint first printing in a likewise unclipped dust wrapper. Unread gift condition and SIGNED by John Le Carre to the title page, NOT to a bookplate or yipped in page.Loose laid in is a John Le Carre - History In The Making Essay Pamphlet by Dominic Sandbrook, a very elusive publication. An outstanding copy with superb attributes. BOXED DESPATCH. Signed by Author(s). Codice articolo ABE-1571655399507
Descrizione libro Penguin Viking, London, 2019. HARDCOVER. Condizione: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. 1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 281pp. This copy signed by the author directly to the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions) . . . . . [ CONDITION : NEW unread and unmarked copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket ] . . . . . . . . . We always ship in PROTECTIVE CARD PARCELS. Codice articolo TE204986