The book’s great historical and educational value trumps its spy story quality all day long.
If you are a World War II buff it’s an important book about a truly remarkable hero of the war.
Captain Kidd is a character who seems made for a movie starring Tom Hanks.
My bottom line is that Le Carrè appears to be an acquired taste that I have not acquired.
Ms. O’Farrell sees herself as a blameless wanderer through a life we all live, full of mistakes and misjudgments, and circumstances we cannot control that endanger us.