john le carre our kind of traitor

Our Kind of Traitor: A Novel

Our Kind of Traitor: A Novel john le carre our kind of traitor
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In this exquisitely told novel, John le Carre shows us once again his acute understanding of the world we live in and where power really lies. In the wake of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and with Britain on the brink of economic ruin, a young English couple takes a vacation in Antigua. There they meet Dima, a Russian who styles himself the world’s Number One money-launderer and who wants, among other things, a game of tennis. Back in London, the couple is subjected to an interrogation by the British Secret service who also need their help. Their acquiescence will lead them on a precarious journey through Paris to a safe house in Switzerland, helpless pawns in a game of nations that reveals the unholy alliances between the Russian mafia, the City of London, the government and the competing factions of the British Secret Service.

1329 Руб.

Our Kind of Traitor

Our Kind of Traitor john le carre our kind of traitor
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In this exquisitely told novel, John le Carre shows us once again his acute understanding of the world we live in and where power really lies. In the wake of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and with Britain on the brink of economic ruin, a young English couple takes a vacation in Antigua. There they meet Dima, a Russian who styles himself the world's Number One money-launderer and who wants, among other things, a game of tennis. Back in London, the couple is subjected to an interrogation by the British Secret service who also need their help. Their acquiescence will lead them on a precarious journey through Paris to a safe house in Switzerland, helpless pawns in a game of nations that reveals the unholy alliances between the Russian mafia, the City of London, the government and the competing factions of the British Secret Service.

669 Руб.

John le Carre

John le Carre john le carre our kind of traitor
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The definitive, fascinating biography of one of the world’s most famous living writers, a man whose own true history has long been hidden behind the fictional world of his books

2762 Руб.

A Delicate Truth

A Delicate Truth john le carre our kind of traitor
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John le Carre was born in 1931. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, secured him a worldwide reputation, which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy: Tinke, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honorable Schoolboy, and Smiley's People. His novels include The Little Drummer Girl, A Perfect Spy, The Russia House, Our Game, The Taileor of Panama, and Single & Single. John le Carre lives in Cornwall.

1699 Руб.

Our Kind of Traitor

Our Kind of Traitor john le carre our kind of traitor
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Britain is in the depths of recession. A left leaning young Oxford academic and his barrister girlfriend take an off peak holiday on the Caribbean island of Antigua. By seeming chance they bump into a Russian millionaire called Dima who owns a peninsula and a diamond-encrusted gold watch. He also has a tattoo on his right thumb, and wants a game of tennis. What else he wants propels the young lovers on a tortuous journey through Paris to a safe house in the Swiss Alps, to the murkiest cloisters of the of London and its unholy alliance with Britain's Intelligence Establishment.

1348 Руб.

Our Kind of Traitor

Our Kind of Traitor john le carre our kind of traitor
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Two young lovers find themselves in the darkening basement of an anonymous house in Bloomsbury. In the same room sit two members of Britain's intelligence services. And they want information. The couple, Perry and Gail, have just returned from holiday in the Caribbean where they met the mysterious Dima, a Russian millionaire in fear for his life. The Russian thinks that only the unlikely figure of Perry can save him. And Dima has cash - and he is prepared to pay. Their meeting will propel Perry and Gail on a terrifying journey from London to Paris and on to a safe house deep in the Swiss Alps. For, when there is that much money at stake, and a British government that needs it that badly, certain sacrifices, even if it means a life or two, will have to be made...

1005 Руб.

The Pigeon Tunnel

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From his years serving in British Intelligence during the Cold War, to a career as a writer that took him from war-torn Cambodia to Beirut on the cusp of the 1982 Israeli invasion, to Russia before and after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, John le Carre has always written from the heart of modern times. In this, his first memoir, le Carre is as funny as he is incisive - reading into the events he witnesses the same moral ambiguity with which he imbues his novels. Whether he's writing about the parrot at a Beirut hotel that could perfectly mimic machine gun fire, or visiting Rwanda's museums of the unburied dead in the aftermath of the genocide, or celebrating New Year's Eve with Yasser Arafat, or interviewing a German terrorist in her desert prison in the Negev, or watching Alec Guinness preparing for his role as George Smiley, or describing the female aid worker who inspired the main character in his The Constant Gardener, le Carre endows each happening with vividness and humour, now making us laugh out loud, now inviting us to think anew about events and people we believed we understood. Best of all, le Carre gives us a glimpse of a writer's journey over more than six decades, and his own hunt for the human spark that has given so much life and heart to his fictional characters.

669 Руб.

The Night Manager

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He will be remembered as perhaps the most significant novelist of the second half of the twentieth century in Britain. He will have charted our decline and recorded the nature of our bureaucracies like no one else has. But that's just been his route into some profound anxiety in the national narrative. Most writers I know think le Carre is no longer a spy writer. He should have won the Booker Prize a long time ago. It's time he won it and it's time he accepted it. He's in the first rank'.

629 Руб.

John McDowell

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John McDowell has set the philosophical world alight with a revolutionary approach to the subject, illuminating old problems with dazzling particularity. In this welcome introduction to his work, Maximilian de Gaynesford puts writing within comfortable reach of non–specialists.The guiding argument of the book is that the variety of McDowell’s interests disguises a core concern with a single basic goal: ‘giving philosophy peace’. Since the dawn of the subject, philosophy has struggled with the question: can our experience of the world give rational support to what we think and say; and if so, how? McDowell claims that philosophy has itself to blame if these questions seem problematic, and this book’s animating purpose is to see what sense can be made of this notorious claim. In McDowell’s view, the illusion that our fundamental relations with the world are truly problematic is traceable to false views about nature. We should give proper weight to a natural fact about the world: that human beings are of a kind that is naturally placed within the natural order.De Gaynesford analyses McDowell’s densely argued and meticulous work in a lucid, balanced and engaging way, that will prove invaluable for all students and scholars of McDowell and philosophy.

6897 Руб.

John McDowell

John McDowell john le carre our kind of traitor
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John McDowell has set the philosophical world alight with a revolutionary approach to the subject, illuminating old problems with dazzling particularity. In this welcome introduction to his work, Maximilian de Gaynesford puts writing within comfortable reach of non–specialists.The guiding argument of the book is that the variety of McDowell’s interests disguises a core concern with a single basic goal: ‘giving philosophy peace’. Since the dawn of the subject, philosophy has struggled with the question: can our experience of the world give rational support to what we think and say; and if so, how? McDowell claims that philosophy has itself to blame if these questions seem problematic, and this book’s animating purpose is to see what sense can be made of this notorious claim. In McDowell’s view, the illusion that our fundamental relations with the world are truly problematic is traceable to false views about nature. We should give proper weight to a natural fact about the world: that human beings are of a kind that is naturally placed within the natural order.De Gaynesford analyses McDowell’s densely argued and meticulous work in a lucid, balanced and engaging way, that will prove invaluable for all students and scholars of McDowell and philosophy.

2187 Руб.

The Theatre of Tennessee Williams – Vieux Carre, a Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, Clothes for a Summer Hotel, The Red Devil Battery Sign V 8

The Theatre of Tennessee Williams – Vieux Carre, a Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, Clothes for a Summer Hotel, The Red Devil Battery Sign V 8 john le carre our kind of traitor
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The Theatre of Tennessee Williams – Vieux Carre, a Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, Clothes for a Summer Hotel, The Red Devil Battery Sign V 8

2758 Руб.

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II john le carre our kind of traitor
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In the second volume of The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Octavian and Doctor Trefusis escape to Virginia where Octavian joins up with Lord Dunmore's troops, following the famous proclamation promising to liberate any slave that will fight for the British in the Revolutionary war. While there, Octavian reunites with Bono, fights in vicious battles, and falls desperately in love.

923 Руб.

The Theatre of Tennessee Williams – Vieux Carre, a Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, Clothes for a Summer Hotel, The Red Devil Battery Sign V 8

The Theatre of Tennessee Williams – Vieux Carre, a  Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, Clothes for a Summer Hotel, The Red Devil Battery Sign V 8 john le carre our kind of traitor
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The Theatre of Tennessee Williams – Vieux Carre, a Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, Clothes for a Summer Hotel, The Red Devil Battery Sign V 8

1923 Руб.

A Spy Among Friends

A Spy Among Friends john le carre our kind of traitor
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The Sunday Times number 1 bestselling story of Kim Philby, history’s most famous traitor, featuring an Afterword by John le Carre.Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of the Cold War.Philby's two closest friends in the intelligence world, Nicholas Elliott of MI6 and James Jesus Angleton, the CIA intelligence chief, thought they knew Philby better than anyone, and then discovered they had not known him at all. This is a story of intimate duplicity; of loyalty, trust and treachery, class and conscience; of an ideological battle waged by men with cut-glass accents and well-made suits in the comfortable clubs and restaurants of London and Washington; of male friendships forged, and then systematically betrayed.With access to newly released MI5 files and previously unseen family papers, and with the cooperation of former officers of MI6 and the CIA, this definitive biography unlocks what is perhaps the last great secret of the Cold War.

729 Руб.

Imaginary Homelands

Imaginary Homelands john le carre our kind of traitor
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Drawing from two political and several literary homelands, this collection presents a remarkable series of trenchant essays, demonstrating the full range and force of Salman Rushdie's remarkable imaginative and observational powers. With candour, eloquence and indignation he carefully examines an expanse of topics; including the politics of India and Pakistan, censorship, the Labour Party, Palestinian identity, contemporary film and late-twentieth century race, religion and politics. Elsewhere he trains his eye on literature and fellow writers, from Julian Barnes on love to the politics of George Orwell's 'Inside the Whale', providing fresh insight on Kipling, V.S. Naipaul, Graham Greene, John le Carre, Raymond Carver, Philip Roth and Thomas Pynchon among others. Profound, passionate and insightful, Imaginary Homelands is a masterful collection from one of the greatest writers working today.

639 Руб.

John Loengard Moment by Moment

John Loengard Moment by Moment john le carre our kind of traitor
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As John Loengard writes in the preface to this monograph, "The truth is: a good photograph cannot be repeated. This may be why a photograph of a brief moment, an instant in time, can hold our interest forever." Moment by Moment is an intriguing selection of many moments in John Loengard's long career. His subjects include movie stars, writers, politicians, artists, and other photographers, as well as normal people engaged in a host of extraordinary activities - or, rather, typical activities rendered unforgettable or of enduring interest by the photographer's vision. From a shimmering Marilyn Monroe to a brooding T.S. Eliot, from a now almost sinister silhouette of Bill Cosby to an iconic shot of the Beatles, from an Etonian to a boy in the streets of Manchester, as well as ranchers, sweepers, picnickers, and fellow photographers, Loengard's vision moves and delights us with his humanity and artistry.Moment by Moment enlarges our understanding and deepens our appreciation of Loengard's photographs.135 duotone photographs.

3389 Руб.

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