The last complete masterwork from John le Carré, Silverview is the story of an encounter between innocence and experience and between public duty and private morals.
Julian Lawndsley has renounced his job in the City for a simpler life running a bookshop in a small English seaside town. Only a couple of months into his new career, Julian’s evening is disrupted by a visitor. Edward, a Polish émigré living in Silverview, the big house on the edge of town, seems to know a lot about Julian’s family and is rather too interested in his modest new enterprise. When a letter turns up at the door of a spy chief in London warning him of a dangerous leak, the investigations lead him to this quiet town by the sea.
‘A towering writer’ Margaret Atwood
I first read John le Carré’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy soon after it was published in 1974, and have reread it several times since. It is one of those books that never fails to give me...Read more