Call for the Dead, CD-Audio Book

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George Smiley is one of the most brilliantly realised characters in British fiction.

Bespectacled, tubby, eternally middle-aged and deceptively ordinary, he has a mind like a steel trap and is said to possess `the cunning of Satan and the conscience of a virgin'. This dramatisation, set in London in the late 1950s, finds Smiley engaged in the humdrum job of security vetting.

But when a Foreign Office civil servant commits suicide after an apparently unproblematic interview, Smiley is baffled.

Refusing to believe that Fennan shot himself soon after making a cup of cocoa and asking the exchange to telephone him in the morning, Smiley decides to investigate - only to uncover a murderous conspiracy with its roots in his own secret wartime past. Starring the award-winning Simon Russell Beale as Smiley, and with a distinguished cast including Kenneth Cranham, Eleanor Bron and Anna Chancellor, this tense, thrilling dramatisation perfectly captures the atmosphere of le Carre's masterful debut novel. 2 CDs. 1 hr 30 mins.

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  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Publisher: BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House
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  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9781408400838

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