In this episode I provide an introduction to the world’s most famous spy writer.
John le Carré began writing novels as a way to relieve the boredom of his duties as an upper-class raised British diplomat. That was what the world was told. The reality was that he wrote under a pseudonym; in truth he was a spy for MI6. His ability to live two lives at once was what made him both a successful spy as well as one of the most famous espionage novelists of all time.
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Much of the research came from Adam Sisman’s essential biography of le Carré.