John Le Carré In His Own Words

Written by:
John Le Carré
Narrated by:
John Le Carré

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2012
1 hour 42 minutes
John le Carré was a bestselling author whose books include The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

On this recording we hear - in his own words - about being brought up by his grandparents and feeling deserted by his mother and father. He talks about being creative as a means of escapism, by telling stories about his absent parents; as well as hating public school where he suffered severe beatings. We also hear about when he worked in the army as an interrogator and his experience working in British intelligence. He discusses becoming a writer, creating Smiley, working with Alec Guinness and why he hid behind two names. In addition, we learn about what he thought of awards - and critics.

Due to the age and nature of this archive material, the sound quality may vary.

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