A Delicate Truth. By John le Carré.
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt has retaken the top place this week. To avoid repeating the excellent review it has already received in Le News, it is worth commenting instead on the welcome arrival into the top ten of A Delicate Truth, a spy novel by John le Carré. Set in 2011, the book flashes back to a 2008 joint American-British covert anti-jihadist mission on the Rock of Gibraltar and its consequences.
Le Carré has described this as his most autobiographical work in years. The author, a former MI5 and MI6 officer, told The Daily Telegraph that he has based two of the book’s characters on himself.
Le Carré is truly on form with his latest work and his authentic insights into the harsh realities of espionage are thoroughly compelling.
|1||The Goldfinch||Tartt, Donna||Abacus||Fiction Paperback|
|2||The Fault in Our Stars. Film tie-in||Green, John||Penguin Books||Fiction Teenager|
|3||Sycamore Row||Grisham, John||Hodder and Stoughton Ltd||Thriller|
|4||Inferno||Brown, Dan||Corgi Bantam Paperback UK||Thriller|
|5||The Silkworm. Cormoran Strike: Book 2||Galbraith, Robert||Little Brown UK||Thriller|
|6||Swiss Watching: Inside the Land of Milk and Money||Bewes, Diccon||Brealey, Nicholas||History|
|7||By Its Cover||Leon, Donna||Heinemann Ltd||Thriller|
|8||The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden||Jonasson, Jonas||Fourth Estate Ltd||Fiction Paperback|
|9||And the Mountains Echoed||Hosseini, Khaled||Bloomsbury UK||Fiction Paperback|
|10||A Delicate Truth||Le Carré, John||Penguin Books UK||Thriller|