Call for the dead

Cover of: Call for the dead | John le CarrГ©

Published by Penguin Books in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Fiction,
  • Cold War,
  • George Smiley (Fictitious character),
  • Intelligence officers

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementJohn Le Carré
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6062.E33 C3 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25324075M
ISBN 109780143122579
LC Control Number2012019583

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