'Out of the secret world I once knew, I have tried to make a theatre for the larger worlds we inhabit. First comes the imagining, then the search for reality. Then back to the imagining, and to the desk where I'm sitting now.'
The Pigeon Tunnel, John le Carré's memoir and his first work of nonfiction, is a thrilling journey into the worlds of his 'secret sharers' - the men and women who inspired some of his most enthralling novels - and a testament to the author's extraordinary engagement with the last half century.
The listener is swept along not just by the chilling winds of the Cold War or by the author's frightening journeys into places of terrible violence but, most importantly, by the author's inimitable voice.
In this astonishing work, we see our world, both public and private, through the eyes of one of this country's greatest writers.
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This is one of my favourite audio books. I have listened to it at least 20 times. The narrator is great and the stories just brilliant, both amusing and interesting. I get bored very quickly if audio books are not great, but this one never bores me.
A wonderful listen
An insight into what makes the finest spy story writer tick and a glimpse of his deep understanding into how intl spy world really works... best of his books to date..
The Pigeon Tunnel
This is a brilliant and entertaining autobiography. A sumptuous, scrumptious read in that impeccable style that is so familiar to us all.