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A Private Spy

The collected letters of John le Carré, the master of the spy novel, reveal and conceal in equal measure.

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Review of ‘A Private Spy’

The art of letter writing seems all but doomed in our age of digital communication, and one wonders where future literary biographers will turn for the singular insights that a writer’s correspondence affords. Scholars of John le Carré will have no such concerns. Le Carré, real name David Cornwell, who died in December 2020, was…

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