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Came late to this,
This review is from: A Perfect Spy (Paperback)
I bought this book about a week ago, and hadn't realised it had been in the public domain since 1986. Neither did I realise it was semi autobiographical until I read the comments above.
Forgetting all of that ignorance, I thought it was, on its own terms a genuinely witty tale and an elegy not just to one lost generation but to two, the tragi-comic con man of the 30's and 40's and the put upon public schoolboy who goes awry. These are characters that don't seem to exist anymore, but Le Carré makes them as real as tommorrow.