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  • Published: 1 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241322307
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • RRP: $26.00
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The Constant Gardener




The gripping story of a husband's personal odyssey to find justice - adapted into an award-winning film in 2005 starring in Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz - and new to Penguin Modern Classics.

Tessa Quayle has been horribly murdered on the shores of Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya, the birthplace of mankind. Her putative African lover, a doctor with one of the aid agencies, has disappeared.

Her husband, Justin, a career diplomat and amateur gardener at the British High Commission in Nairobi, sets out on a personal odyssey in pursuit of the killers and their motive. His quest takes him to the Foreign Office in London, across Europe and Canada and back to Africa, to the depths of South Sudan, and finally to the very spot where Tessa died.

On his way Justin meets terror, violence, laughter, conspiracy and knowledge. But his greatest discovery is the woman he barely had time to love.

  • Pub date: 1 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241322307
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • RRP: $26.00

About the Author

John le Carre

John 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.

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