The Tailor of Panama
Harry Pendel is the charismatic proprietor of Pendel and Braithwaite Limitada of Panama, through whose doors everyone who is anyone in Central America passes; Andrew Osnard, mysterious and fleshy, is a spy.
His secret mission is two-pronged: to keep a watchful eye on the political manoeuvrings leading up to the American handover of the Panama Canal on 31st December 1999; and to secure for himself the immense private fortune that has until now churlishly eluded him.
The Tailor of Panama was filmed as a major motion picture in 2001 starring Pierce Brosnan, Geoffrey Rush and Jamie Lee Curtis.
Kate Cooper manages the translation rights for The Tailor of Panama
The audio rights are handled by Alice Lutyens.
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A work of rare brilliance
Nobody writes this kind of novel better than le Carre
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[A] brilliantly multilayered account of a British tailor in Panama whose manufactured universe collides tragically with reality
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Le Carré shows what an extraordinarily witty writer he can be, with a true feeling for the farcical
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A masterful portrayal of human weakness
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A romantic delirium for troubled times
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