Le Carré, John The Mission Song

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The Mission Song

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Bruno Salvador, known to friends and enemies alike as Salvo, is the ever-innocent, twenty-nine-year-old orphaned love-child of a Catholic Irish missionary and a Congolese headman's daughter. Educated first at mission school in the East Congolese province of Kivu, and later at a discreet sanctuary for the secret sons of Rome, Salvo is inspired by his mentor Brother Michael to train as a professional interpreter in the minority African languages of which, almost from birth, he has been an obsessive collector.

Soon a rising star in his profession, he is courted by City corporations, hospitals, law courts, the Immigration services and - inevitably - the mushrooming overworld of British Intelligence. He is also courted - and won - by the all-white, Surrey-born Penelope, star reporter on one of our great national newspapers, whom with typical impulsiveness he promptly marries. Yet even as the story opens, a contrary and irresistible love is dawning in him.

Despatched to a no-name island in the North Sea to attend a top-secret meeting between Western financiers and East Congolese warlords, Salvo is obliged to interpret matters never intended for his re-awoken African conscience.

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Thoroughly gripping (Sunday Times on ABSOLUTE FRIENDS)

A literary master for a generation (Observer on ABSOLUTE FRIENDS)

Complex, often sardonically funny, always galvanically written. In fact his best book in years (Daily Express on ABSOLUTE FRIENDS)

Richly detailed, full of righteous fire to offset its desperate prognosis, THE CONSTANT GARDENER is a very impressive piece of work. It is certainly one of John le Carré's best books (The Times Literary Supplement)

Le Carré poses deep spiritual questions about the damage [the human race] has done, and continues to do, both to the planet and to itself. He does so in a page-turner which reminds us that the master storyteller of the Smiley books has lost none of his cunning (Daily Mail on THE CONSTANT GARDENER)

This is vintage John le Carré (Stella Rimington, The Times on ABSOLUTE FRIENDS)

Another classic narrative. Nobody writing today manipulates suspense better. Nobody constructs a more tantalisingly complex plot. A powerful, moving novel that stands with le Carré's best. It is, in other words, essential reading (Sunday Telegraph on THE CONSTANT GARDENER)

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