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A Legacy of Spies: John le Carre's latest book will not disappoint his fans

The enjoyment and excitement notwithstanding, devoted readers of le Carre's Cold War ouvre will be left with some niggling questions

Rudrangshu Mukherjee 

Most readers of John le Carre were disappointed when history forced him to abandon the Cold War and one of its unforgettable warriors, George Smiley. But there was always the hope and the expectation that someday le Carre would return, even as a kind of envoi, to the terrain that he had made  memorably his own. It would appear that such a yearning had also been gnawing at the author’s  creative guts. He goes back to the Cold War in his new novel and revives many familiar players of that  covert war — Control, Bill Haydon, Jim Prideaux, Smiley himself, Alex ...

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First Published: Fri, September 22 2017. 22:10 IST
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