PLEASE NOTE - THE PBFA TELEPHONE NUMBER HAS NOW CHANGED TO 01763 248921

OUR MARCH ONLINE BOOK FAIR IS OPEN
1000's OF BOOKS/ITEMS ON OFFER TO SUIT EVERYONE
CLICK
HERE TO FIND OUT MORE...
Book Description
Heinemann, London, 1968. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st UK Ed. Internally fine. Not price-clipped.
Dealer Notes
Only the Foreign Office", a junior diplomat remarks, "could have sent a bull to catch a matador." The bull is Alan Turner, a rough-necked, rough-mouthed, lovable misfit from Foreign Office Security; the matador is Leo Harting, a middle-aged Second Secretary from the British Embassy in Bonn, "a sprite, weightless as the dark, slipping through the shadows as if they were a net". This is the man who, after twenty years of apparently loyal service to the Crown, has vanished, taking with him official files hot enough to frustrate or indeed compromise the entire British position at the negotiating table at Brussels, where a faltering British Government is making a desperate last attempt to save the national economy and get into the Common Market. In this atmosphere of approaching crisis, Alan Turner, therefore, is despatched from London to find Harting. "Which do they want?" he asks, "The man or the files?" Gradually it becomes clear that one is not enough without the other."
Author John Le Carre
Date 1968
Binding Hardback
Publisher Heinemann & Co
Illustrator N/A
Condition Near fine
Pages 306

Friends of the PBFA

For £10 get free access to our fairs, updates from the PBFA and more.

Join PBFA

Membership of the PBFA is open to anyone who has been trading in antiquarian and second-hand books for a minimum of two years subject to certain criteria.
Find Out More