I’ve written a fair amount about John le Carré over the years. See below for a quick index of the various posts.
Here’s my spoiler free review of his 2017 book, A Legacy of Spies.
I took a look at a revealing profile of le Carré that appeared in Time Magazine. It quite succinctly covers similar ground as Adam Sisman’s biography.
I took a look at the various first lines of le Carré’s books. Where will A Legacy of Spies fit in?
Given this new book features the return of Smiley, why not take a look at some of the locations that have appeared in the previous books?
- In this post I look at other people who have visited Smiley sites.
- My own visit to the Circus, among other locations.
I had the opportunity to talk with Robert Lance Snyder on his new book looking at le Carré’s fiction since the end of the Cold War –
I had a Q & A with Toby Manning about his book John le Carré and the Cold War.
Le Carré is very discerning when it comes to books he blurbs, introduces or recommends. I collected a list of those for those who are interested in what is on le Carré’s bookshelf.
That being said, he became embroiled in a book blurb scandal in the 90’s. It’s a weird and fascinating story I wrote about here.
I looked at A Small Town in Germany and offered a hypothesis on it’s connection with the Circus.
Le Carré has narrated abridged versions of many of his works. I wrote about them here.
I took a multipart look at various editions and collectibles related to le Carré’s most famous novel The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.
- “The Spy Who” Oddities – Part One
- “The Spy Who” oddities – Part Two
- “The Spy Who” Oddities Part 2.5
- The Spy Who oddities – Part 3
I continued my deep dive on The Spy Who Came in from the Cold with a “how to” on collecting US first editions, some art related to the book, and a look at the only le Carré adaption to appear in Mad Magazine
I wrote about le Carré appearing at a luncheon of the greatest British spy writers.
Finally, my silly Smiley limerick.