The Mission Song
By (author) John Le Carre
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Mission Song by John Le Carre
Book DescriptionBruno 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780340921968
(240mm x 164mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 21-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - John Le Carre
John le Carre was born in 1931. His recent novels include ABSOLUTE FRIENDS, SINGLE & SINGLE (for which he was described as 'the essential voice of our time' by the Daily Telegraph) and THE CONSTANT GARDENER. THE MISSION SONG is his twentieth novel.
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