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How the best-selling novelist's remarkable father, Ronnie, cast a long shadow over the family. Read by Stephen Boxer.

The life of John le Carre by Adam Sisman, is abridged for radio in 5 episodes by Katrin Williams:

'John le Carre' was born David Cornwell, and his early life was in thrall to a genial, vivid and rascally father called Ronnie, who was never short of surprises.

Reader: Stephen Boxer.

Producer: Duncan Minshull.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.

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Tue 5 Nov 2019 02:45

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