John le Carré was the pseudonym of the author David Cornwell, judged by many to be the master of the spy novel.
Meticulously researched, and elegantly written, many of his books reached a wider audience through TV and film adaptations.
Le Carré stripped away the glamour and romance that were a feature of the James Bond novels and instead examined the real dark and seedy life of the professional spy.
In the twilight world of le Carré’s characters the distinction between good and bad, right and wrong was never that clear cut.
BBC News – Obituary: John le Carréhttps://t.co/2AnOoBCgnj
— Caroline Liquori (@CarolineLiquori) December 13, 2020