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Call for the Dead written by John Le Carre performed by Simon Russell Beale on Audio CD (Abridged)

Call for the Dead written by John Le Carre performed by Simon Russell Beale on Audio CD (Abridged)£9.99

Simon Russell Beale stars in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of John le Carré's first novel, which introduced his most famous character, George Smiley. This dramatisation, set in London in the late 1950s, finds Smiley engaged in the humdrum job of security vetting. But when a Foreign Office civil servant commits suicide after an apparently...

Absolute Friends written by John le Carre performed by John le Carre on CD (Abridged)

Absolute Friends written by John le Carre performed by John le Carre on CD (Abridged)
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ISBN:  9781840328189
Genre - Main:  Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Thriller
Duration:  360 mins
Length:  Abridged
Author:  John le Carre
Performer 1:  John le Carre

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