The Secret Pilgrim

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The Smiley Collection offers a special look for the books featuring John le Carré's most iconic character: George Smiley.The Cold War is over and Ned has been demoted to the training academy. He asks his old mentor, George Smiley, to address his passing-out class. There are no laundered reminiscences; Smiley speaks the truth - perhaps the last the students will ever hear.As they listen, Ned recalls his own painful triumphs and inglorious failures, in a career that took him from the Western Isles of Scotland to Hamburg and from Israel to Cambodia. He asks himself: Did it do any good? What did it do to me? And what will happen to us now? In this final Smiley novel, the great spy gives his own humane and unexpected answers.About the AuthorJohn le Carre was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He taught at Eton and served briefly in British Intelligence during the Cold War. For more than fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall.

PaperBack July 4, 2011. The Cold War is over and Ned has been demoted to the training academy.

; 25 cm ISBN: 0679400796 Subject(s): Large type books The Secret Pilgrim is le Carre's 11th entry into the spy/espionage genre. It is a collection of short stories chronologically following some of the career high/low(?) points of an associate of George Smiley's, Ned, who Smiley mentored since Ned was a young, unworldly recruit.