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Le Carre, John. THE CONSTANT GARDENER - Hodder & Stoughton 2000- SIGNED

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The Constant Gardener by John Le Carre. 2000 - Hodder & Stoughton. For sale is a first edition, first printing. very good used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a very good copy of the novel, The Constant Gardener by John Le Carre, published in 2000 by Hodder & Stoughton.

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Title The Constant Gardener
Author John Le Carre
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Edition First UK edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2000
ISBN 0340733373
Cover Price 18.99
No. Pages 504
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.9

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by a full numberline on the copyright page.

The book has blue boards and gold lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and white, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight with some creasing to the spine.

The very good dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £18.99. It has a little creasing to the edges.

The book is signed by the author on the title page with no dedication.

Overall a very good copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publishers stamps.


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John Le Carre

John le Carre is the nom de plume of David John Moore Cornwell, who was born in 1931 in Poole, Dorset, and was educated at Oxford, where he graduated with a first-class honours degree in modern languages.

He started writing novels in 1961, and since then has published eighteen titles.

His books have won prizes including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Malaparte Prize in Italy and the Nikos Kasanzakis Prize.

He lives in Cornwall.



Synopsis of this title

In the new novel, the customary themes of betrayal and danger are explored in a narrative that exerts a total grip throughout its considerable length. His protagonist, Justin Quayle, is an unreflective British diplomat whose job in the British High Commission in Nairobi suggests one of Graham Greene's dispossessed protagonists trying to survive in the sultry corruption of foreign climates. President Arap Moi's Kenya is a country in the grip of AIDS, while political machinations maintain a deadly status quo. When Quayle's wife is killed, his investigation of her murder leads him into a murky web of exploitation involving Kenyan greed and a pharmaceutical company eager to promote its "wonder cure" for tuberculosis. As Quayle looks deeper into the company which his wife had been investigating, all he has carefully built around him begins to crumble. The steady accumulation of tension and rigorous delineation of character is emblematic of le Carré at his finest.

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Sunday Telegraph
‘A powerful, moving novel ... essential reading'

A. N. Wilson, DAILY MAIL
'The master storyteller...has lost none of his cunning'

Sunday Telegraph
‘A powerful, moving novel ... essential reading'

Chris Woodhead, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
'Nobody writing today manipulates suspense better. Nobody constructs a more tantalisingly complex plot... essential reading'


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