Today, Thursday, a new novel by the king of Britain’s spy novels, John Le Carre, entitled “Silverview”, was released, about a year after his death.
The writer’s son announced his intention to publish new novels for his father.
The novelist, who sold millions of books, whose real name is David Cornwell, died on December 12, 2020 at the age of 89 due to complications from pneumonia.
During the announcement last spring of Silverview, his literary agent promised readers that in this twenty-sixth novel they would find the “distinguished voice” of Jean Le Carré.
In this novel that brings the intelligence services back to the fore, protagonist Julian Lundsley leaves a prestigious position in London to take over a bookshop in a small English coastal region, according to the book summary published by Penguin Vikings.
But only a few months after the start of this new path, a visitor comes to disturb Julian’s good life. This man, Edward, a Polish immigrant residing in Silverview, seems to know a lot about Julian’s family and is overly interested in his new activities.
The late writer’s agent said that Lucaré “give his blessing” to the publication of the novel by his sons, who are working with the help of an archivist to set a schedule for his previously unpublished works.
Nicholas Cornwell, John Le Carré’s youngest son, asserted that his father’s archives include unpublished stories of George Smiley, the shy spy and the novelist’s favorite hero.
“We don’t yet know to what extent these stories are up-to-date and ready to be published and can be collected, and that is something we have to find out,” Nicholas said.
John le Carré, who acquired Irish citizenship before his death to express his opposition to Britain’s exit from the European Union, has sold more than 60 million books in his career.