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

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

A prolific correspondent and artful curator of his own life, the British novelist John le Carré left behind a trove of personal letters when he died, age 89, at the end of 2020. There were letters to family members, to politicians, to actors, to fellow novelists, to current and former spies, to star-struck strangers seeking advice, to lifelong friends and to Jane, his wife of 48 years who died, of cancer, two months after he did.