Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy

by Le CarreĢ, John, 1931-

Format: Print Book 2000
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Le Carre
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
 
Call Number  FICTION Le Carre
 
 
Summary
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy begins the saga of John le Carre's internationally famous hero, British Secret Service Agent George Smiley. In this, the first book in a trilogy, Smiley has discovered a mole -- a Soviet double agent who has managed to burrow his way up to the highest level of British Intelligence -- and must use a lifetime's worth of espionage skills to ferret out a spy who possesses those skills too.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Packaged to tie in with the recent film version of this masterful spy thriller, the audio edition benefits from strong narration from Michael Jayston, an actor who appeared in the 1979 BBC television adaptation of le Carre's complex novel. The twisting plot, boiled down, focuses on retired British spymaster George Smiley, who's called back to duty to find a traitor among the "gang of four" now heading England's secret service. In the miniseries, Jayston portrayed Smiley's right-hand man, Peter Guillam. In this audio edition, he easily slips back into the loyal, dedicated Guillam, while also doing justice to the book's cast of characters. His spot-on portrayal of Smiley admirably includes both of the protagonist's sides: his quietly brilliant professionalism and his personal self-doubt and fecklessness. Jayston's characterizations are invariably effective, from gruff, lonely, and broken ex-spy Jim Prideaux to the high-flying, arrogant members of the "gang of four." Two moments-Smiley's subtle questioning of a former teammate, once famous for her now-fading memory, and the exciting, highly suspenseful exposure of the Russian spy-are particular standouts. Jayston matches both perfectly, as well as all those in between. A Penguin paperback. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Smiley, George -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Intelligence service -- Great Britain -- Fiction.
Spy stories.
Publisher New York :Pocket Books,2000
Language English
Description 418 pages ; 17 cm
ISBN 0671042734 (pbk.)
9780671042738 (pbk.)
0743457900 (trade pbk.)
9780743457903 (trade pbk.)
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