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The Man Who Was George Smiley Book Cover The Man Who Was George Smiley
Michael Jago

"The first biography of the gentleman spy and writer who provided the inspiration for John le Carre's most famous character."

From Jim's post: John le Carre has gone on the record and confirmed what many have speculated for years: John Bingham, the MI5 Agent / Crime fiction writer, was the basis for the quintessential spy George Smiley. Jago takes us inside his life in this classically written biography.

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