Item #66007 [Smiley vs Karla trilogy]: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honourable Schoolboy; Smiley's People. John LE CARRÉ, David John Moore CORNWELL.
[Smiley vs Karla trilogy]: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honourable Schoolboy; Smiley's People.
[Smiley vs Karla trilogy]: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honourable Schoolboy; Smiley's People.
[Smiley vs Karla trilogy]: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honourable Schoolboy; Smiley's People.
[Smiley vs Karla trilogy]: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honourable Schoolboy; Smiley's People.

[Smiley vs Karla trilogy]: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honourable Schoolboy; Smiley's People.

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1974, 1977, 1980 [November 1979]. [Espionage Trilogy] COMPLETE LEATHER-BOUND FIRST EDITIONS. Three volumes. Octavo (22 x 14 x 11cm), pp.350, pp.532, pp.328. Bound in red half morocco, with raised bands, gilt titles to spine, and matching cloth over boards, top edges gilt, and with the original cloth spine for each volume bound in at rear. Contents clean, exteriors unmarked. A fine set in attractive recent leather bindings. As a secret service agent, Le Carre moved from MI5 to MI6, and was in Berlin when the wall was erected. His experiences inspired him to write a novel which became 'Call For The Dead'; 'When I first began writing, Ian Fleming was riding high and the picture of the spy was that of a character who could have affairs with women, drive a fast car, who used gadgetry and gimmickry to escape.' Le Carre's aim was to portray the intelligence world from a new view and he has earned a reputation for gritty, realistic, suspenseful spy novels based on a wide knowledge of international espionage or simply human behaviour. His famous recurring character, George Smiley, is an ageing, diffident, shadow-like member of the British foreign service, and the antithesis of James Bond; this trilogy of Smiley books is the author's masterwork, a thrilling elegy for post-imperial Britain. 'Tinker Tailor...' was the basis for the Oscar-nominated 2011 film starring Gary Oldman. Item #66007

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