New york times bestselling author john le carr a delicate truth and spy who came in from the cold was born in 1931 and attended the universities of bern and oxfordhe taught at eton and served briefly in british intelligence during the cold war for the last fifty years he has lived by his pen. The spy who came in from the cold is a 1963 cold war spy novel by the british author john le carr it depicts alec leamas a british agent being sent to east germany as a faux defector to sow disinformation about a powerful east german intelligence officer. The best spy novel of all time thats what publishers weekly called the spy who came in from the cold in 2006 forty three years after the books publication john le carrs international best seller is dynamite fiendishly clever as arthur conan doyle might have said and morally alert in a way that puts it way above the usual run of espionage fiction. Amc is back in the john le carr adaptation business the network which just won three golden globes for its miniseries the night manager will next tackle le carrs the spy who came in from the cold simon beaufoy slumdog millionaire will adapt the novel which is targeted for a 2018 air date. Well no forget all that james bond cack and the good guys in the west vs the evil guys in the east schlock once you have seen the spy who came in from the cold you feel you know the seedy world of spying inside out well actually for all i know spy is just as much fantasy as all that ridiculous james bond glamour but that isnt the point
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