The Russia House by John Le Carré, 1st/1st, 1989

The Russia House by John Le Carré, 1st/1st, 1989

£18.00Price

London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1989). First edition. This is a near fine copy. The dust wrapper has been price clipped and suffers from very light rubbing at the spine. It has been price clipped. The front free endpaper has an inscription from the previous owner: ‘Happy Birthday Dad! […]’. The boards are free from chips and marks and the text blocks are bright and white. Overall, this is a near fine copy. Barley Blair is not a Service man: he is a small-time publisher, a self-destructive soul whose only loves are whisky and jazz. But it was Barley who, one drunken night at a dacha in Peredelkino during the Moscow Book Fair, was befriended by a high-ranking Soviet scientist who could be the greatest asset to the West since perestroika began and made a promise. Nearly a year later, his drunken promise returns to haunt him.