John le Carré

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The Tailor of Panama

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Fiction
World Hodder and Stoughton
1996

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.

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A work of rare brilliance
The Times


Nobody writes this kind of novel better than le Carre
Library Journal
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[A] brilliantly multilayered account of a British tailor in Panama whose manufactured universe collides tragically with reality
Booklist
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Le Carré shows what an extraordinarily witty writer he can be, with a true feeling for the farcical
The Sunday Times
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A masterful portrayal of human weakness
The Times Educational Supplement
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A romantic delirium for troubled times
Observer
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