Letter from John le Carré to Judge Jon O. Newman, with original letter of enquiry
In his letter dated 31 Dec 2011 (fol. 3), Judge Jon O. Newman asked John le Carré whether Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution inspired the preplanned undermining of the tribunal accusation featured in le Carré's novel The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.
John le Carré's reply dated 11 Apr 2012 (fol. 4) is the subject of an article by Jon O. Newman, 'The Deadly Art of Double Deception' in The New York Review of Books, 7 May 2015, and is also quoted in Adam Sisman's John le Carré: The Biography (London, 2015), p.232.
- Creation: Dec 2011-Apr 2012
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 8417, fols. 3-4].
MS. Eng. c. 8417, fols. 3-4
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 21602
Letter from John le Carré to Judge Jon O. Newman, with original letter of enquiry, 2011-2012.
Biographical / Historical
John le Carré was the pseudonym of the best-selling British-Irish writer David John Moore Cornwell (1931-2020).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to the Bodleian Library by Judge Jon O. Newman, 2021.
- Catalogue of letter from John le Carré to Judge Jon O. Newman, with original letter of enquiry, 2011-2012
- Rachael Marsay
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