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John Le Carré On The Inspiration For George Smiley

Posted at 7:52AM Wednesday 05 Mar 2014

He is one of Britain's most celebrated of literary characters of the twentieth century - a spymaster who personified the country's Cold War intelligence battles.

Now, his creator, John le Carré, has shed new light on the inspiration behind George Smiley, and defended himself against accusations that he had "hurt" his former mentor in the secret service, on whom the character was partly based.

Telegraph




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