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Le Carre, John. ABSOLUTE FRIENDS - Hodder & Stoughton 2004

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Absolute Friends by John Le Carre. 2004 - Hodder & Stoughton. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, Absolute Friends by John Le Carre, published in 2004 by Hodder & Stoughton.

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Title Absolute Friends
Author John Le Carre
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Edition First UK edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2004
ISBN 0340832878
Cover Price 18.99
No. Pages 382
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.72

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

The book has red boards and black lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and not excessively toned, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The very good dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £18.99. It has minor wear to the lower edge.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's 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

ABSOLUTE FRIENDS is a superbly paced novel spanning fifty-six years, a theatrical masterstroke of tragi-comic writing, and a savage fable of our times, almost of our hours.

The friends of the title are Ted Mundy, British soldier's son born 1947 in a shining new independent Pakistan, and Sasha, refugee son of an East German Lutheran pastor and his wife who have sought sanctuary in the West.

The two men meet first as students in riot-torn West Berlin of the late Sixties, again in the grimy looking-glass of Cold War espionage and, most terribly, in today's unipolar world of terror, counter-terror and the war of lies.

Deriving its scale from A PERFECT SPY and its passion from THE CONSTANT GARDENER, Le Carré's new novel presents us with magical writing, characters to delight, and a spellbinding story that enchants even as it challenges.

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ABSOLUTE FRIENDS is a superbly paced novel spanning fifty-six years, a theatrical masterstroke of tragi-comic writing, and a savage fable of our times, almost of our hours.

The friends of the title are Ted Mundy, British soldier's son born 1947 in a shining new independent Pakistan, and Sasha, refugee son of an East German Lutheran pastor and his wife who have sought sanctuary in the West.

The two men meet first as students in riot-torn West Berlin of the late Sixties, again in the grimy looking-glass of Cold War espionage and, most terribly, in today's unipolar world of terror, counter-terror and the war of lies.

Deriving its scale from A PERFECT SPY and its passion from THE CONSTANT GARDENER, Le Carre's new novel presents us with magical writing, characters to delight, and a spellbinding story that enchants even as it challenges.


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