The Greatest Irony Is That It Was To George Smiley, Modelled Largely On Bingham, That Le Carr Owed His Success London Review Of BooksFollowing The Film Success Of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy John Le Carr S Hero George Smiley Has Come To Be Seen As The Perfect Spy Le Carr Revealed Shortly Before The Iraq War That The Model For Smiley Was The Author And MI5 Officer John Bingham, 7th Baron Clanmorris Michael Jago S Brilliant Account Of His Life Is Not Just The Story Of A Great Intriguer It Is Also Of A Portrait Of The Emotions Behind The Darkest Human Behavior.
Michael Jago read Ancient History and Philosophy at University College, Oxford before settling in the USA in 1980 For fifteen years he ran an educational travel business, focusing on the battlefields of Western Europe Previously a publisher and editor of a number of journals, he now specialises in biography.
- 320 pages
- The Man Who Was George Smiley
- Michael Jago
- 12 July 2019 Michael Jago