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The Constant Gardener

John Le Carre

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Prose: non-fiction, Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense

John le Carr 's international bestseller - now a major film from the director of CITY OF GOD, starring Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz

Frightening, heartbreaking and exquisitely calibrated, THE CONSTANT GARDENER is a profoundly moving story of a man ennobled by his wife's tragic murder, and a magnificent exploration of the dark side of unbridled capitalism.

le Carr 's record-breaking 500,000 copy international bestseller now comes to the big screen. Directed by critically acclaimed Fernando Meirelles (CITY OF GOD), with an all-star cast featuring Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Pete Postlethwaite and Bill Nighy, and shot on location in Berlin, Kenya and the UK, THE CONSTANT GARDENER will be the film tie-in of the year.

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Praise for The Constant Gardener

  • A powerful, moving novel ... essential reading - Chris Woodhead, Sunday Telegraph

  • Richly detailed, full of righteous fire ... It is certainly one of John le Carr?'s best books - Sean O'Brien, The Times Literary Supplement

  • Le Carr? poses deep spiritual questions about the damage 'the human race' has done, and continues to do, both to the planet and to itself. He does so in a page-turner which reminds us that the master storyteller of the Smiley books has lost none of his cunning - A.N. Wilson, Daily Mail

  • This is a supremely well-executed piece of popular entertainment that is likely to linger in your mind and may even trouble your conscience - New York Times on the film adaptation

  • A blistering drama that is positively electrifying - New York Observer on the film

  • This is the most thoroughbred of films - adapted from a John le Carre novel by the director of City of God, who also cherry-picked an impeccable cast. The result is both resoundingly intelligent and utterly compelling. - Marie Clare on the film adaptation

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John Le Carre

John le CarrA was born in 1931. His third novel, THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD, secured him a wide reputation which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, THE HONOURABLE SCHOOLBOY and SMILEY'S PEOPLE. His other novels include THE CONSTANT GARDENER, A MOST WANTED MAN and OUR KIND OF TRAITOR.

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