About the Book by Tim Cornwell Titled “A Private Spy: The Letters of John le Carré”

From a New York Times review by Dwight Garner of the book by Tim Cornwell titled “A Private Spy: The Letters of John le Carré”:

John le Carré was, from the start, wary of attention. He withdrew in style from the world’s political and literary chaos. He mostly maintained a dignified silence in his remote house on a cliff in Cornwall, England, hours from anywhere. He gave few interviews. He preferred to let his books do the talking.