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John Le Carre
Opinion  /  Published 22.12.20

Double helix: two deaths signal end of an era

It feels odd to lose James Bond and George Smiley within six weeks of one another. It’s true that Sean Connery had last played Bond nearly 40 years ago, and actually left the classic 007 behind ...
By Ruchir Joshi in

Opinion  /  Published 21.12.20

Hollow bellies: child undernutrition in India

Sir — The fifth round of the National Family Health Survey reveals disturbing trends as far as the burden of child undernutrition in India is concerned. Across the 22 states and Union territorie...
By The Telegraph in

Books  /  Published 16.12.20

Tinker Tailor Soldier Goodbye

John le Carré said he chose this name – which simply means ‘the square’ in French – only because he liked the vaguely mysterious, European sound of it. The mystery also ...
By Sayantan Ghosh in

World  /  Published 15.12.20

Spy Master who upended Bond

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By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 15.12.20

When le Carre, Rushdie made up

John le Carré and author Salman Rushdie had called a kind of truce after a 15-year feud maintained in the letters’ columns of The Guardian. The fight had its roots in le Carré&rsq...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 14.12.20

John le Carré no more, Smiley lives on

“Le Carré is still writing at something close to the top of his game,” Dwight Garner wrote in The New York Times Magazine, speaking of “A Delicate Truth” (2013), the aut...
By Sarah Lyall in London

World  /  Published 12.10.19

Le Carré emerges from morally murky world of spies

When John le Carré was running agents for the British secret intelligence service MI6 in the early 1960s, there were certain qualities he looked for in a candidate. Gregariousness, cocktail party cha...
By New York Times News Service in New York


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