The Man Who Was George Smiley

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Spymaster, interrogator, investigator - the perfect inspiration for the perfect spy. This is the first full-length biography of the remarkable John Bingham, the heir to an Irish baronetcy who joined MI5 in 1940 and took part in many wartime missions. During the Cold War his skills became legendary and he shared his expertise with many novice spies including David Cornwell, who found literary fame as John le Carré and based George Smiley on his mentor.

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The Man Who Was George Smiley

The Man Who Was George Smiley

The Life of John Bingham

Paperback320pp Illustrated198x129mm

9781785902970     Product Code: 507051

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Spymaster, interrogator, investigator - the perfect inspiration for the perfect spy. This is the first full-length biography of the remarkable John Bingham, the heir to an Irish baronetcy who joined MI5 in 1940 and took part in many wartime missions. During the Cold War his skills became legendary and he shared his expertise with many novice spies including David Cornwell, who found literary fame as John le Carré and based George Smiley on his mentor.

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