Writers Who Read

7 June 2020

Agent Running in the Field
by John le Carré

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Agent Running in the Field - John le Carré

  • Marketing: International Mystery & Crime, Espionage Thrillers
  • Genre: Realistic, Modern-Day, Arch-Plot Long-Form
  • Word count: 84,982
  • Print Pages: 288
  • Reading Level: 7th-8th grade

  • POV: Nat
  • Tense: Present

  • Publish date: October 22, 2019
  • Publisher: Viking
  • Sold By: Penguin Group (USA) LLC

  • About David John Cornwell

  • MI-5 agent (1958-1960)
  • MI-6 agent (1960-1964)

  • First novel published in 1961
  • Has written 25 novels
  • -- 10 became movies
  • -- 6 TV adaptations

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October 4: The Testaments (2019) - Margaret Atwood
November 1: Weather (2020) - Jenny Offill
December 7: The Nickel Boys (2019) - Colson Whitehead




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