Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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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.[2][3]

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
First UK edition
AuthorJohn le Carré
Cover artistJerry Harpur[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom
GenreSpy fiction
PublisherHodder & Stoughton (UK)
Publication date
June 1974
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
823/.914 L456
LC ClassPZ4.L4526 L43 1974
Followed byThe Honourable Schoolboy 

In 2022, the novel was included on the "Big Jubilee Read" list of 70 books by Commonwealth authors, selected to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II.[4]