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The Spy Who Came In From the Cold, John LeCarré (Victor Golloncz, 1963 {Penguin Audio, Narrator: Michael Jayston)

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is the dark, gritty and tremendously realistic spy novel that launched John LeCarré’s career. Said by some to be the best espionage novel ever written, it’s certainly one of my top two. For my full review go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com. Continue reading

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A Murder of Quality, John LeCarré (Penguin Books, 1962 {Penguin Audio: Narrator: Michael Jayston)

A Murder of Quality, John LeCarré’s second book, serves as a more-or-less pedestrian murder mystery albeit with George Smiley. There is no spying, but rather a bit of amateur sleuthing. If you like mysteries, this is a fine read, but if not, give this book a pass. For a full review, go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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