A Murder of Quality

Author(s): John le Carré

Crime

George Smiley was simply doing a favor for Miss Ailsa Brimley, an old friend and editor of a small newspaper. Miss Brimley had received a letter from a worried reader: "I'm not mad. And I know my husband is trying to kill me." But the letter had arrived too late: its scribe, the wife of an assistant master at the distinguished Carne School, was already dead. So George Smiley went to Carne to listen, ask questions, and think-and to uncover, layer by layer, the complex network of skeletons and hatreds that comprised that little English institution.

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Beautifully elegant, satiric and witty - Telegraph

John le Carre was educated at the University of Berne (where he studied German literature for a year) and at Lincoln College, Oxford, where he graduated with a first-class honours degree in modern languages. From 1959 to 1964 he was a member of the British Foreign Service, serving first as Second Secretary in the British Embassy in Bonn and subsequently as Political Consul in Hamburg. He started writing novels in 1961, and since then has published twenty-one titles.

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  • : 9780141196374
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : May 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 11mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2011
  • : books

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  • : 182
  • : John le Carré
  • : Paperback
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  • : English
  • : 823.9/14