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  • Published: 20 March 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241291733
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $24.00

The Tailor Of Panama




The latest title from the bestselling author John le Carré to come into Penguin Modern Classics.

'A work of rare brilliance' The Times

Charmer, fabulist and tailor to Panama's rich and powerful, Harry Pendel loves to tell stories. But when the British spy Andrew Osnard - a man of large appetites, for women, information and above all money - walks into his shop, Harry's fantastical inventions take on a life of their own. Soon he finds himself out of his depth in an international game he can never hope to win.
Le Carré's savage satire on the espionage trade is set in a corrupt universe without heroes or honour, where the innocent are collateral damage and treachery plays out as tragic farce.
'A tour de force in which almost every convention of the classic spy novel is violated' The New York Times Book Review

  • Pub date: 20 March 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241291733
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $24.00

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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Praise for The Tailor Of Panama

“A work of rare brilliance”

The Times

“A tour de force in which almost every convention of the classic spy novel is violated ”

The New York Times Book Review


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