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Smiley Returns!

John le Carré is bringing back his most enduring character, spymaster George Smiley. The hero of the “Karla Trilogy” will feature in his next novel, A Legacy of Spies, scheduled for release on September 5, 2017, from Viking Books.

According to Le Carré’s agent, Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown, the book was written in “a fever” over the past 12 months. Though Geller refused to reveal details of the plot, he said that it would “close George Smiley’s story”, which began in 1961 with Le Carré’s debut novel, Call for the Dead: “When I received the draft I had to keep starting it again and pinching myself that I was in the company of all these great characters from the Circus,” he said. “It really is going to be one of his finest, if not his finest, novel.”

In the meantime, now would be the perfect occasion to read or reacquaint yourself with le Carré’s classic novels featuring Smiley—

Early Smiley novels:

  • Call for the Dead (1961)
  • A Murder of Quality (1962)

The Karla Trilogy

  1. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1974)
  2. The Honourable Schoolboy (1977)
  3. Smiley’s People (1979)

Smiley appears as a supporting character:

  • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963)
  • The Looking Glass War (1965)
  • The Secret Pilgrim (1990)

remember when you were like 10 and becoming a secret agent in club penguin was the COOLEST THING EVER that was only for the COOL KIDS and new missions were added once every 10000 years and those were the best days ever???

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I have fallen in love with this show O_O

The art is beautiful, the voice cast really fits (my gosh Baba is so cute!), the music is nice and the content keeps me nice and calm before bed. Not to forget it’s all about animals, it’s educational (for the most part) and friggin Chris O’Dowd is the narrator! :D

I know it’s just a little kids show, but man, Puffin Rock has won me over.

Love.

(All credit for these images go to the animators of Puffin Rock)

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Having received rave reviews upon its publication in the United Kingdom last fall, Jane Austen, The Secret Radical  is now available in America, in which  Helena Kelly reassess Austen’s novels, arguing that the author was not the apolitical writer of society romances she is so often betrayed, but wove subtle commentaries on slavery, women’s rights, and ecclesiastical hypocrisy, among others, throughout her beloved works.