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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 1974 spy novel by British author John le Carré. It follows the endeavours of taciturn, aging spymaster George Smiley to uncover a Soviet mole in the British Secret Intelligence Service. The novel has received critical acclaim for its complex social commentary—and, at the time, relevance, following the defection of Kim Philby. The novel has been adapted into both a television series and a film, and remains a staple of the spy fiction genre.
|Author||John le Carré|
|Cover artist||Jerry Harpur|
|Publisher||Hodder & Stoughton (UK)|
|Media type||Print (hardback & paperback)|
|LC Class||PZ4.L4526 L43 1974|
|Followed by||The Honourable Schoolboy|