Item #65987 A Small Town In Germany. John LE CARRÉ, born 1931, David John Moore CORNWELL, pseudonym.
A Small Town In Germany.
A Small Town In Germany.
A Small Town In Germany.

A Small Town In Germany.

London: Heinemann, 1968. [Spy thriller] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 15cm) pp.306; [2], blank. Burgundy cloth hardcover in pictorial dust-jacket. Contents clean, no inscriptions. A near fine copy in like jacket. 'A Small Town In Germany' is set in Bonn, the small and provincial capital of West Germany, where le Carré had worked in the Foreign Service. In this novel a minor bureaucrat in the British Embassy named Leo Harting has disappeared, along with many top secret files. The story deals with topical issues, student riots and rising neo-Fascism, with an ambiguous message about what might happen in the near future in Federal Germany. Le Carre's experiences as an MI6 agent informed his spy novels and the series character George Smiley, created as an antidote to James Bond. His friend, author Nicholas Shakespeare, the official biographer of Ian Fleming, suggests in an interview with The Spectator that the pseudonym Le Carre (real name David Cornwell), was inspired by James Bond's memorable first opponent Le Chiffre. Item #65987

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