Publication: The Heard Museum, 1977, Phoenix
First edition. Signed by the author. As new, unread copy in dust jacket. "Over half a century since 'The Spy Who Came in from the Cold' made John le Carre a worldwide, bestselling sensation, David Cornwell, the man behind the pseudonym, remains an enigma." During Cornwell's lonely childhood, Adam Sisman uncovers the origins of the themes of love and abandonment which have dominated le Carre's fiction. In Cornwell's adult life, from recruitment by both MI5 and MI6, through marriage and family life, to his emergence as the master of the spy novel. Written with exclusive access to David Cornwell himself, to his private archive and to the most important people in his life. Also features a wealth of previously unseen photographic material, Adam Sisman's exceptional, penetrating and constantly revealing biography brings in from the cold a man whose own life has been as complex and confounding and filled with treachery as any of his novels.
Inventory Number: 39987