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John LeCarre biography

 

 

John LeCarre

(1931 - )

David John Moore Cornwell was born on October 19, 1931 in Poole, Dorsetshire. By 1936 his mother had deserted him and his father had repeatedly been in and out of jail. He attended an English boarding school with his brother. In 1947 he staged a nervous breakdown to avoid being sent back to Sherborne. He attended Berne University in Switzerland. He received a degree in German literature and in modern languages from Oxford. From 1958 to 1963 he became a translator for five British prime ministers. He married a woman named Jane and had four sons. He currently has ten grandchildren.

Information source: wikipedia
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