Reviews

  • Not since The Spy Who Came in From The Cold has le Carré exercised his gift as a storyteller so powerfully and to such thrilling effect

    John Banville, Guardian
  • Gripping, fast-paced . . . A splendid novel

    Andrew Marr, Sunday Times
  • A brilliant novel of deception, love and trust to join his supreme espionage canon

    Simon Sebag Montefiore, Evening Standard, Books of the Year
  • Perhaps the most significant novelist of the second half of the 20th century in Britain. He will have charted our decline and recorded the nature of our bureaucracies like no one else has. He's in the first rank

    Ian McEwan
  • It gives the reader, at long last, pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that have been missing for 54 years . . . A Legacy of Spies does something remarkable . . . Like wine, le Carré's writing has got richer with age

    The Times
  • le Carré's masterful new novel

    Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian
  • The English canon has rarely seen an acclaimed novelist and popular entertainer sustain such a hot streak in old age . . . A Legacy of Spies achieves many things. Outstandingly, it is a defiant assertion of creative vigour

    The Observer
  • A Legacy of Spies deploys a complex and ingeniously layered structure to make the past alive in the present once more . . . le Carré has not lost his touch

    Evening Standard
  • His writing is as crisp as ever . . . another tale of intrigue which will slip effortlessly into its place in the Smiley canon

    Daily Express
  • What are we to make of Smiley? What is his game? Do we like him? Admire him? Every le Carré reader has wrestled with these questions-and A Legacy of Spies brings them to the fore more directly than any previous book

    Vanity Fair

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