Spywrite's Jeff Quest talks with one of the foremost collectors of John le Carré novels, Steven Ritterman, whose collection of pristine le Carré editions numbers over 300 items. We learn about the Haycroft-Queen list, rare signed editions, and Steve’s undercover mission to meet le Carré himself. All that plus talk on champagne toasts with Otto Penzler, meeting Eric Ambler, literal juggling … [Read more...] about Spy Book Collectors – John le Carré with Steven Ritterman and Jeff Quest (155)
John le Carré
An essential guide to the spy novels of John le Carré by journalist, political commentator, author, and spy fan Tim Shipman. OK shoot me… I love lists and they are a good place to start a debate. I’m going to rank John le Carré’s spy novels (so no Naïve and Sentimental Lover and Pigeon Tunnel) and you’re all going to disagree with me.For those that don’t like it, I would argue this is at … [Read more...] about The Books of John le Carré. Every novel ranked by journalist and spy fan Tim Shipman.
Jason King returns to the Spybrary Podcast for his annual Christmas address to share his 2020 spy books picks. This is the most requested feature of Spybrary, requested by spouses, friends, and relatives who purchase Christmas presents for loved ones based on the Jason King picks. (I kid you not!) Also on this episode of the Spybrary Podcast, Jason King and Spybrary Host Shane Whaley … [Read more...] about My favorite Spy Books of 2020 – Jason King Unleashed (133)
Tonight we report the sad news that John le Carré has passed away. Jeff Quest of Spywrite recorded this episode in 2019 looking at the life of John le Carré. Spybrary host Shane Whaley announces a special upcoming episode of Spybrary where he will broadcast your tributes to John le Carre. Jeff tells us 'In this episode I provide an introduction to the world’s most famous spy writer. John le … [Read more...] about RIP John le Carré -His Secret Sharer: The Hidden Truths of John le Carré (131)