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October 19 1931 Novelist John le Carre is born


On October 19th 1931, David Cornwell, later known as spy novelist John le Carre, was born in Poole, England. Le Carre’s father was a charming, dishonest con man who ran up millions of dollars in debt, snookered friends and family on phantom deals, and spent time in jail for embezzlement. Charismatic and delightful company, Ron … Continue reading

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