CARRÉ, JOHN LE (DAVID CORNWELL). (b. 1931). British intelligence officer and author of some of the best-known works in the espionage genre. ALS. (“David”). Le Carré’s name appears in full within the letter. 2pp. 4to. Penzance, August 28, 2008. On his personal stationery. To his friend Willard J. Morse Jr., an obstetrician in Maine.
“No idea who James Wood is. It reads thus: John/le/Carré, three words, lower case l, & who gives a damn? McCain is nobody, which makes him eligible. I love ‘Memorial Day? Thanks. My heart is so much with you, and I understand the wretchedness of seeing so much & feeling impotent. Read ‘The Dark Side’ – Janet Mayer – ‘The Torture Team’ – Philippe Sands – ‘The Looming Tower’ – forget who by, & felt bemused. Wrote a book called ‘A Most Wanted Man,’ coming out in US in October. I don’t expect anyone but you to get it. We’ll see. All the very best to you both, & the geese, & the goslings…”