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John le Carre's classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge, and have earned him unprecedented worldwide acclaim. Immersing readers in two parallel dramas -- one about the making of a spy, the other chronicling his seemingly imminent demise -- le Carre offers one of his richest and most morally resonant novels. Magnus Pym -- son of Rick, father of Tom, and a successful career officer of British Intelligence -- has vanished, to the dismay of his friends, enemies, and wife. Who is he? Who was he? Who owns him? Who trained him? Secrets of state are at risk. As the truth about Pym gradually emerges, the reader joins Pym's pursuers to explore the unsettling life and motives of a man who fought the wars he inherited with the only weapons he knew, and so became a perfect spy.
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auth_author2 Jayston, Michael, 1935-
author Le Carré, John, 1931-
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A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the bestselling novel by John le Carré, starring James Fox, Harriet Walter and Julian Rhind-Tutt.

Magnus Pym, Counsellor at the British Embassy, is hosting a dinner party at his home in Vienna when he receives an unexpected telephone call that will profoundly affect his life. Once the guests have gone, Pym breaks the news to his wife, Mary: his father, Rick, is dead. In a state of shock, he says something Mary cannot understand—'After all these years, I'm free.'

Magnus flies back to England to attend the funeral—and doesn't return. As Mary and MI6 spymaster Jack Brotherhood desperately try to find out his whereabouts, it soon becomes clear that Pym has been keeping secrets from both his family and his employers, the British Intelligence Service.

Hiding out in a remote cottage in Devon, where he goes by the name of Mr. Canterbury, Magnus begins to write his memoirs—retracing his rise and fall and revealing how Rick led him step by step into a double life of deception, broken promises and betrayal...

Adapted from the John le Carré novel by Rene Basilico.

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subject_facet Audiobooks (CD), Intelligence officers -- Great Britain -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Missing persons -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Spy stories, English -- Audiobooks (CD), Spy stories. -- Audiobooks (CD), Traitors -- England -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
title_display A perfect spy
title_full A Perfect Spy, A perfect spy / by John le Carré, A perfect spy [sound recording] / John Le Carré
title_short A perfect spy
topic_facet Audiobooks (CD), Drama, Fiction, Intelligence officers, Missing persons, Mystery, Spy stories, English, Traitors