The Man Who Was George Smiley

The Man Who Was George Smiley

The Life of John Bingham

Book - 2013
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"The greatest irony is that it was to George Smiley, modelled largely on Bingham, that le Carré owed his success."-- London Review of Books

Following the film success of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy John le Carré's hero George Smiley has come to be seen as the perfect spy. Le Carré revealed shortly before the Iraq War that the model for Smiley was the author and MI5 officer John Bingham, 7th Baron Clanmorris. Michael Jago's brilliant account of his life is not just the story of a great intriguer; it is also of a portrait of the emotions behind the darkest human behavior.

Publisher: London : Biteback Publishing, c2013
ISBN: 9781849545136
Branch Call Number: 823 BIN JAG
Characteristics: viii, 308 pages ; 24 cm


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