The Tailor Of Panama ebook
by John Le Carre
Le Carré’s evocation of Panama is rich in surreal detail and brilliantly rendered character; faced with such a barrage of style and skill, we willingly believe. Le Carré’s writerly skills are at work in The Tailor of Panama.
Le Carré’s evocation of Panama is rich in surreal detail and brilliantly rendered character; faced with such a barrage of style and skill, we willingly believe. The Vancouver Sun. Le Carré is at the top of his form in setting up this spy story about the creation-out of whole cloth, perhaps-of a spy story, a looking-glass world where the dupers and the duped are hard to tell apart. The pace is nonstop, scenes are cleanly and economically written, and flashbacks are incorporated seamlessly into the narrative. the conclusion, which probably should not come as a surprise, resoundingly does.
David John Moore Cornwell (born 19 October 1931), better known by the pen name John le Carré (/ləˈkæreɪ/), is a British author of espionage novels. During the 1950s and 1960s, he worked for both the Security Service (MI5) and the Secret Intelligence. During the 1950s and 1960s, he worked for both the Security Service (MI5) and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963), became an international best-seller and remains one of his best-known works. Following the success of this novel, he left MI6 to become a full-time author.
The Tailor of Panama is a 1996 novel by John le Carré. A 2001 film was released based on the novel. Harry Pendel is a British expatriate living in Panama City and running his own successful bespoke tailoring business Pendel and Braithwaite. His wife and children are unaware that almost every detail of his life is fabricated, including his former partner, Mr Braithwaite. In reality, Harry Pendel is an ex-convict who learnt tailoring in prison.
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The Tailor of Panama. Издательство: "Ballantine Books" (2015). David John Moore Cornwell (born 19 October 1931), who writes under the name John le Carré, is an author of espionage novels. During the 1950s and the 1960s, Cornwell worked for MI5 and MI6, and began writing novels under the pseudonym "John le Carré". His third novel The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963) became an international best-seller and remains one of his best known works. Following the novel's success, he left MI6 to become a full-time author. In 1990, le Carré received the Helmerich Award which is presented annually by the Tulsa Library Trust.
So begins John le Carré’s dazzling new novel set in contemporary Panama, reluctant host and future owner of the second largest gateway to world trade. Harry Pendel, Jewish-Irish foster child, is the charismatic proprietor and guiding genius of Pendel and Braithwaite Limitada, Tailors to Royalty, formerly of Savile Row, through whose doors passes everyone who is anyone in Central America.
John le Carré, the pseudonym of David John Moore Cornwell, is an English author of espionage novels. Cornwell was born on 19 October 1931 in Poole, Dorset, England. The Tailor of Panama is the author's 1996 novel.
In The Tailor Of Panama John Le Carré places Harry Pendel at the centre of the action. When trying to decide which book I found a recommendation online that listed The Tailor of Panama as one of Le Carre's top 4 books. If this is one of his best, I'd hate to read the ones not on the list. He is the tailor of the title, a crafter of quality bespoke outer garments, whose customers include some of the wealthiest and politically most significant actors in Panamanian society.