John le Carré – David Cornwell, as his parents called him – has finally consented to a biographer’s attentions. Photo: AP

Book review: in search of the real John le Carré in his wilderness of mirrors

The cold war thriller writer divides critical opinion but Adam Sisman’s new biography reveals that le Carré’s greatest creation was perhaps himself

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John le Carré – David Cornwell, as his parents called him – has finally consented to a biographer’s attentions. Photo: AP
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