John Le Carré (b. October 19): “I use the furniture of espionage to amuse the reader…”

19 Oct

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“I use the furniture of espionage to amuse the reader, to make the reader listen to me, because most people like to read about intrigue and spies. I hope to provide a metaphor for the average reader’s daily life. Most of us live in a slightly conspiratorial relationship with our employer and perhaps with our marriage.”  

~ John Le Carré, b. 19 October 1931

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