John le Carré

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The Constant Gardener

book | Fiction | 2001
UK → Hodder and Stoughton
US → Scribner

Tessa Quayle has been horribly murdered on the shores of Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya, the birthplace of mankind. Her putative African lover, a doctor with one of the aid agencies, has disappeared.

Her husband, Justin, a career diplomat and amateur gardener at the British High Commission in Nairobi, sets out on a personal odyssey in pursuit of the killers and their motive.

His quest takes him to the Foreign Office in London, across Europe and Canada and back to Africa, to the very spot where Tessa died.

The Constant Gardener was adapted for film in 2005 starring Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz

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Reviews

... energetic, coolly written and thought-provoking thriller Matthew Alexander
The Observer
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Le Carré's manifold skills at scene-setting and creating a range of fearsomely convincing English characters, from the bluffly absurd to the irredeemably corrupt, are at their smooth peak here
Publishers Weekly
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The master storyteller...has lost none of his cunning A. N. Wilson
Daily Mail

A cracking thriller
Economist

Richly detailed, full of righteous fire to offset its desperate prognosis, The Constant Gardener is a very impressive piece of work. It is certainly one of John le Carré’s best books
The Times Literary Supplement

Nobody writing today manipulates suspense better. A powerful moving novel that stands with le Carré’s best. It is, in other words, essential reading
Sunday Telegraph

The book breathes life, anger and excitement
Observer

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