• Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released May 4, 1995
ISBN 9780340640265

£600.00


Le Carré's post-Cold War masterpiece, filled with suspense, betrayal, desire and drama
The Cold War is over and retired secret servant Tim Cranmer has been put out to pasture, spending his days making wine on his Somerset estate. But then he discovers that his former double agent Larry ­- dreamer, dissolute, philanderer and disloyal friend - has vanished, along with Tim's mistress. As their trail takes him to the lawless wilds of Russia and the North Caucasus, he is forced to question everything he stood for.
Set in a fragmented, uncertain post-Soviet world, le Carré's brutal story of falsehoods and betrayal shows men playing dangerous games beyond their control.

Book Condition & Notes

First Edition. This is the true first printing of the first edition, one of approximately 1-2000 copies, distributed in Europe and Australia in early 1995 with a different binding and dust jacket that the first edition released in England in April 1995. John le Carre hated this jacket and the later UK edition had the silhouette walking through the open door on the jacket.


The books is in fair condition. There are two spots of wear at the bottom of the front cover, and the map printed inside the front cover bears the impressions of pencil marks, despite being erased. The binding is beginning to split where the title page meets the half-title page.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

John le Carré

David John Moore Cornwell, better known by his pen name John le Carré, is a British author of espionage novels.

During the 1950s and 1960s, he worked for both the Security Service (MI5) and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, became an international best-seller and remains one of his best-known works. Following the success of this novel, he left MI6 to become a full-time author. His books include The Looking Glass War, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Miley's People, The Little Drummer Girl, The Night Manager, The Tailor of Panama, The Constant Gardener, A Most Wanted Man and Our Kind of Traitor, all of which have been adapted for film or television.

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Book Condition & Notes

First Edition. This is the true first printing of the first edition, one of approximately 1-2000 copies, distributed in Europe and Australia in early 1995 with a different binding and dust jacket that the first edition released in England in April 1995. John le Carre hated this jacket and the later UK edition had the silhouette walking through the open door on the jacket.


The books is in fair condition. There are two spots of wear at the bottom of the front cover, and the map printed inside the front cover bears the impressions of pencil marks, despite being erased. The binding is beginning to split where the title page meets the half-title page.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.