The Resource The pigeon tunnel : stories from my life, John le Carré

The pigeon tunnel : stories from my life, John le Carré

Label
The pigeon tunnel : stories from my life
Title
The pigeon tunnel
Title remainder
stories from my life
Statement of responsibility
John le Carré
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Language
eng
Summary
The first memoir from John le Carré, the legendary bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Spy Who Came in from the Cold; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. From his years serving in British Intelligence during the Cold War, to a career as a writer that took him from war-torn Cambodia to Beirut on the cusp of the 1982 Israeli invasion to Russia before and after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, Le Carré; has always written from the heart of modern times. In this, his first memoir, Le Carré; is as funny as he is incisive, reading into the events he witnesses the same moral ambiguity with which he imbues his novels. Whether he's writing about the parrot at a Beirut hotel that could perfectly mimic machine gun fire or the opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth; visiting Rwanda's museums of the unburied dead in the aftermath of the genocide; celebrating New Year's Eve 1982 with Yasser Arafat and his high command; interviewing a German woman terrorist in her desert prison in the Negev; listening to the wisdoms of the great physicist, dissident, and Nobel Prize winner Andrei Sakharov; meeting with two former heads of the KGB; watching Alec Guinness prepare for his role as George Smiley in the legendary BBC TV adaptations of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Smiley's People; or describing the female aid worker who inspired the main character in The Constant Gardener, Le Carré; endows each happening with vividness and humor, now making us laugh out loud, now inviting us to think anew about events and people we believed we understood. Best of all, Le Carré; gives us a glimpse of a writer's journey over more than six decades, and his own hunt for the human spark that has given so much life and heart to his fictional characters.From the Hardcover edition
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1931-2020
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Le Carré, John
Dewey number
823/.914
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not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
PR6062.E33
Literary text for sound recordings
memoirs
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by John le Carré
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le CarreÌ1, John
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  • Le Carré, John
  • Le Carré, John
  • Cold War (1945-1989)
  • Novelists, English
  • Espionage
  • Cold War
  • Spy stories
  • Espionage
  • Novelists, English
  • Spy stories
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The pigeon tunnel : stories from my life, John le Carré
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unknown
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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Content category
spoken word
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  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn958065317
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  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (11 hr., 36 min., 29 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780735210059
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital.
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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27F3EAF8-E64B-4C77-94F1-480D7325580F
System control number
(OCoLC)958065317
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not applicable
Label
The pigeon tunnel : stories from my life, John le Carré
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn958065317
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (11 hr., 36 min., 29 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780735210059
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
27F3EAF8-E64B-4C77-94F1-480D7325580F
System control number
(OCoLC)958065317
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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