Once a British spy himself, John Le Carré’s spy days are long behind him but he seems to be pretty active in the art of disinformation and propaganda at the service of Her Majesty with his latest novel Agent Running in the Field.

Early in his writing career, John Le Carré, the most famous and celebrated British author of espionage novels in the world, who worked for the British intelligence services MI5 and MI6 like his rival author Ian Fleming. Several of his books have been adapted for film and television, including The Constant Gardener, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and The Night Manager. Much imitated and adapted by the big and small screens, John Le Carré and Ian Fleming painted in our minds a picture of post-war espionage and have been referenced over and over again, even by professionals in the field.

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