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  • Perhaps the most significant novelist of the second half of the 20th century in Britain . . . He should have won the Booker Prize a long time ago. It's time he won it and it's time he accepted it. He's in the first rank.

    Ian McEwan, Telegraph
  • No other writer has charted - pitilessly for politicians but thrillingly for readers - the public and secret histories of his times, from the Second World War to the "War on Terror"

  • One of those writers who will be read a century from now

    Robert Harris
  • With A Delicate Truth, le Carré has in a sense come home. And it's a splendid homecoming . . . Satisfying, subtle and compelling

    The Times
  • The perfectly paced, exquisitely cynical style that is le Carré's hallmark

    Sunday Times
  • The master of the modern spy novel returns . . . this is writing of such quality that - as Robert Harris put it - it will be read in one hundred years

    Daily Mail
  • A brilliant climax, with sinister deaths, casual torture, wrecked lives and shameful compromises

  • A writer of towering gifts . . . le Carré is one of the great analysts of the contemporary scene, who has a talent to provoke as well as unsettle

  • John le Carré takes us back to his favourite scenarios: Whitehall, the secret services, the gentleman's clubs, dodgy bankers, corrupt public schoolboys and gruesome American neo-cons . . . revelling once more in that imaginary world of secrets and lies that is le Carré's gift to us

    Evening Standard
  • Thrilling, suspenseful . . . Fans will not be disappointed

    Sunday Express

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