A fourth maitresse I sometimes saw who seemed to come daily to teach needlework, or netting, or lace-mending, or some such flimsy art; but of her I never had more than a passing glimpse, as she sat in the CARRE
, with her frames and some dozen of the elder pupils about her, consequently I had no opportunity of studying her character, or even of observing her person much; the latter, I remarked, had a very English air for a maitresse, otherwise it was not striking; of character I should think; she possessed but little, as her pupils seemed constantly "en revolte" against her authority.
On a brilliant day in May, in the year 1868, a gentleman was reclining at his ease on the great circular divan which at that period occupied the centre of the Salon Carre
, in the Museum of the Louvre.
John le Carre
is right to say that free speech isn't an absolute.
Wales U20: C Penny (Gloucester); R Dyer (Dragons), C Carson (Ospreys), B Thomas (Cardiff Blues), R Conbeer (Scarlets); C Evans (Ospreys), H Morgan (Ospreys); R Carre
(Cardiff Blues), I Harris (Cardiff Blues), R Henry (Ospreys), J Pope (Bridgend), M Williams (Dragons), T Reffell (Leicester, c), D Davis (Scarlets), M Morris (Ospreys).
seems as central today to the overlapping worlds of politics and literature as he did five decades ago.
has written that an early draft of his novel Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (his books have been blessed with memorable titles) began with this mental image: "a solitary and embittered man living alone on a Cornish cliff, staring up at a single black car as it wove down the hillside towards him.
will make a rare public appearance and read from his new novel, A Legacy of Spies, in An Evening with George Smiley - broadcast live from London's Royal Festival Hall on Thursday, September 7, at 7.
By grouping these authors' work into a single chapter, the risk is that their distinctive individual voices are somewhat obscured (whereas Ambler and le Carre
, for example, have a dedicated chapter each).
Four years later he joined the foreign intelligence service (MI6, also known as the Firm) and began writing fiction as John le Carre
Not true, none of it, says George Smiley, the famed creation of John le Carre
, who appeared among us at the height of the Cold War, in the year before the Cuban Missile Crisis.
But Hugh Laurie said: "The Night Manager was a single novel and I know Le Carre
has never approved any story based on his characters that isn't from a novel he wrote.
Director Martin Ritt decided to turn the bestseller into a film just as le Carre
- real name David Cornwell - hit the big time.