John Le Carré Defects: The Headline That Came In From The Cold
A FEATURE on thriller writer John le Carré in the Sunday Times:
“JOHN le Carré: I nearly left the West” – how the writer wanted to “defect to the Soviet Union during the Cold War” – Sunday Times headline.
“I had from time to time placed myself intellectually in the shoes of those on one side of the Curtain who took the short walk to the other… Only when traduced by your editors does it acquire such disproportionate and damaging significance” – John le Carré letters to the Sunday Times
How newspapers work…