Title: A Small Town in Germany
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
Publication Date: 1968
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket unclipped.
Edition: 1st Edition
x, 306 printed pages. Flowing pencil signature of Anthony Rota on front free endpaper. 14.5 x 22.5 cm. Original maroon cloth. Complete with original dust jacket with very small chip near base of spine and very short closed tear near top. Provenance:- Anthony Rota
Le Carre was born in 1931, he was educated at Eton and at Berne University, and took a first-class honours degree in modern languages at Lincoln College, Oxford. After his national service, he taught at Eton for two years and then entered the British Foreign Office, serving during the Cold War as second secretary in Bonn and as consul in Hamburg. During his time in Germany he also worked as a spy for the British Secret Service. After two early novels, which were generally ignored, le Carré achieved sudden success in 1963 with The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. Since then his spy novels have been spectacular best sellers throughout the world. The intense, unrelenting interest in espionage as well as the popularity of the films and television series based on his books, brought him luxurious homes in London, Cornwall, and Switzerland, and made him one of the richest, most famous, and most glamorous of authors.