Sunday January 19, 2020

Le Carré gives little away in cagey memoir

Memoir, The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories From My Life, By John le Carré, Viking, €17.50

25th September, 2016
John le Carré keeps his cards close to his chest in his life story Pic: AP

This is a book that most John le Carré fans assumed they would never get to read. The world’s greatest spy novelist has been dropping hints about writing his memoirs for decades, but until now always found a reason to hold back. When he granted more than 50 hours of interviews for an exhaustive biography by Adam Sisman published last year, that seemed to be his final word on the subject.

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