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Book Condition: Very Good +
"Free Shipping with-in U.S.., Alfred A. Knopf, 1995, Stated First Trade Edition, 302 pages; large 8vo (9-10"" tall), dj shows minimal shelf wear, no chips or tears, not price clipped (original price of $24.00 listed on dj flap), no remand marks, black boards/gold lettering along spine are clean, very slightly cocked, tight binding, pages clean. Typical Le Carre espionage thriller with all the twists and turns that you would expect from Le Carre. A good and fun read. Excerpt from the front dj flap: At Forty-Eight, Tim Cranmer is a secret servant in premature retirement to deepest rural England. His Cold War is fought and won, and he is free to devote himself to his stately manor house, his vineyard, and his beautiful young mistress, Emma. But no man can escape his past, and Tim's lives twenty miles away, in the chaotic person of Larry Pettifer: bored radical don, philanderer, and for twenty years Tim's mercurial double agent against the now vanquished Communist threat. Between the two stands an unresolved rivalry that dates all the way back to their shared boyhood at public school. Contact Info: [email protected]"