‘It’s an emergency, George. You remember Vladimir? George, are you awake? You remember the old General?’
The phone call that dragged George Smiley, acting Chief of the Circus, from his bed was a plea to return to active service. But only to bury the case, not to solve it.
Smiley's People was adapted by BBC TV in 1982 starring Alec Guinness as George Smiley.
Kate Cooper manages the translation rights for Smiley's People
The audio rights are handled by Alice Lutyens.
Translation Rights Sold
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