Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carré (1974)

  '...Mr George Smiley was not naturally equipped for hurrying in the rain, least of all at dead of night...Small, podgy and at best middle-aged, he was by appearance one of London's meek who do not inherit the earth.'Control, the commander of the Circus (the highest level of British Intelligence) is eased out of his … Continue reading Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carré (1974)

Decision at Delphi by Helen MacInnes (1907-1985)

    When you know that the author of numerous spy/espionage novels spanning World War II and the Cold War era had a degree in French and German, travelled throughout Europe with her husband (a professor of Classics and History) using the money they'd earned from translating German literature, and had witnessed first-hand the rise … Continue reading Decision at Delphi by Helen MacInnes (1907-1985)