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Julian Lawndsley has renounced his high-flying job in the City for a simpler life running a bookshop in a small English seaside town. But only a couple of months into his new career, Julian's evening is disrupted by a visitor. Edward, a Polish émigré living in Silverview, the big house on the edge of town, seems to know a lot about Julian's family and is rather too interested in the inner workings of his modest new enterprise.

When a letter turns up at the door of a spy chief in London warning him of a dangerous leak, the investigations lead him to this quiet town by the sea . . .

Silverview is the mesmerising story of an encounter between innocence and experience and between public duty and private morals. In this last complete masterwork from the greatest chronicler of our age, John le Carré asks what you owe to your country when you no longer recognise it.

 

Review

I've got a soft spot for John le Carré

-- Barack Obama

His characters are rarely ciphers; they're all wrestling their ambitions and frustrations and inadequacies and posturings -- Ralph Fiennes

John le Carré brought style and substance to the spy novel . . . our great chronicler of the geopolitical made personal -- Ian Rankin

Sui generis, a true master of the art

-- Adrian McKinty

Not one word of excessive emotion in his books, and yet by the end, you're wrung out by them, wiser, more understanding of the human condition -- Kit de Waal

One of those writers who will be read a century from now -- Robert Harris

As a writer he transcended mere genre . . . His books will live as long as people continue to read -- John Banville

Perhaps the most significant novelist of the second half of the 20th century in Britain. He's in the first rank -- Ian McEwan

First-rate prose and a fascinating plot . . . a fitting coda to a remarkable career - Publishers Weekly

Le Carré is the master of the spy genre - Guardian

In a league of his own

Sunday Times

A literary master for a generation

Observer

About the Author

John le Carré was born in 1931. For six decades, he wrote novels that came to define our age. The son of a confidence trickster, he spent his childhood between boarding school and the London underworld. At sixteen he found refuge at the university of Bern, then later at Oxford. A spell of teaching at Eton led him to a short career in British Intelligence (MI5&6). He published his debut novel, Call for the Dead, in 1961 while still a secret servant. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, secured him a worldwide reputation, which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyThe Honourable Schoolboy and Smiley's People. At the end of the Cold War, le Carré widened his scope to explore an international landscape including the arms trade and the War on Terror. His memoir, The Pigeon Tunnel, was published in 2016 and the last George Smiley novel, A Legacy of Spies, appeared in 2017. He died on 12 December 2020.
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Silverview

ISBN: 9780241550076
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  • ISBN :9780241550076
  • Author: John Le Carre
  • Publisher: Penguin Viking
  • Pages: 224
  • Format: Paperback

Book Description

Julian Lawndsley has renounced his high-flying job in the City for a simpler life running a bookshop in a small English seaside town. But only a couple of months into his new career, Julian's evening is disrupted by a visitor. Edward, a Polish émigré living in Silverview, the big house on the edge of town, seems to know a lot about Julian's family and is rather too interested in the inner workings of his modest new enterprise.

When a letter turns up at the door of a spy chief in London warning him of a dangerous leak, the investigations lead him to this quiet town by the sea . . .

Silverview is the mesmerising story of an encounter between innocence and experience and between public duty and private morals. In this last complete masterwork from the greatest chronicler of our age, John le Carré asks what you owe to your country when you no longer recognise it.

 

Review

I've got a soft spot for John le Carré

-- Barack Obama

His characters are rarely ciphers; they're all wrestling their ambitions and frustrations and inadequacies and posturings -- Ralph Fiennes

John le Carré brought style and substance to the spy novel . . . our great chronicler of the geopolitical made personal -- Ian Rankin

Sui generis, a true master of the art

-- Adrian McKinty

Not one word of excessive emotion in his books, and yet by the end, you're wrung out by them, wiser, more understanding of the human condition -- Kit de Waal

One of those writers who will be read a century from now -- Robert Harris

As a writer he transcended mere genre . . . His books will live as long as people continue to read -- John Banville

Perhaps the most significant novelist of the second half of the 20th century in Britain. He's in the first rank -- Ian McEwan

First-rate prose and a fascinating plot . . . a fitting coda to a remarkable career - Publishers Weekly

Le Carré is the master of the spy genre - Guardian

In a league of his own

Sunday Times

A literary master for a generation

Observer

About the Author

John le Carré was born in 1931. For six decades, he wrote novels that came to define our age. The son of a confidence trickster, he spent his childhood between boarding school and the London underworld. At sixteen he found refuge at the university of Bern, then later at Oxford. A spell of teaching at Eton led him to a short career in British Intelligence (MI5&6). He published his debut novel, Call for the Dead, in 1961 while still a secret servant. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, secured him a worldwide reputation, which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyThe Honourable Schoolboy and Smiley's People. At the end of the Cold War, le Carré widened his scope to explore an international landscape including the arms trade and the War on Terror. His memoir, The Pigeon Tunnel, was published in 2016 and the last George Smiley novel, A Legacy of Spies, appeared in 2017. He died on 12 December 2020.

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