Looking Glass War: The Smiley Collection

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A department of ageing British spies will break any rule for the glory of launching a secret agent into communist East Germany, in the fourth novel featuring George Smiley.

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THE FOURTH GEORGE SMILEY NOVEL

When the Department – faded since the war and busy only with bureaucratic battles – hears rumours of a missile base near the West German border, it seems the perfect opportunity to regain some standing in the Intelligence world. Desperate for glory and determined to outdo their rivals at the Circus, including George Smiley, they send deactivated agent Fred Leiser back into East Germany, armed only with some schoolboy training and his memories of the war. In the land of eloquent silence that is Communist East Germany, Leiser’s fate is no longer his own.

Showing men carried away by fear and pride, The Looking Glass War is a powerful, moving story of human frailty.

‘A devastating and tragic record of human, not glamour, spies’ New York Herald Tribune

‘A book of rare and great power’ Financial Times

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Weight 0.187 kg
Dimensions 18.1 × 11.1 × 1.8 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

288

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.914 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K