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This is an auction for THE HONOURABLE SCHOOLBOY by John Le Carre.

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"The Honourable Schoolboy (1977) is a spy novel by John le Carré. In the story, George Smiley tries to reconstruct an intelligence service and to run a successful offensive espionage operation to save the service from being dismantled by the government. The "Honourable Schoolboy" of the title is Gerald Westerby, a British spy sent to Hong Kong. The Honourable Schoolboy is the second novel of the informal "Karla Trilogy" and was later anthologised in The Quest for Karla (1982), an omnibus edition of the Smiley books. In 1977, The Honourable Schoolboy won the Gold Dagger award for the best crime novel of the year and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize... In 1974 George Smiley the caretaker chief of the secret intelligence service known as "the Circus" investigates his own spy service in the aftermath of capturing a Soviet mole within its prior leadership. He seeks clues to the trail of Karla, the Moscow Centre spymaster. To protect the politically weakened spy service, Smiley must launch an offensive against the Soviets. To that end, he and analysts Connie Sachs and Doc di Salis look into investigations unreasonably suppressed by Bill Haydon, the outed mole. They discover Sam Collins's investigation of a money laundering operation in Laos which points to involvement by Karla. Collins's investigations prompt Smiley to recall The Honourable Gerald "Jerry" Westerby, a former newspaper reporter and occasional Circus operative – and dispatch him to Hong Kong..."

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Hardback 1977.

533 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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