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A Case of Libel

A Case of Libel

by John Bingham

Publisher Gollancz

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About the book

A Case of Libel is a remarkable picture of a newspaper office - the office of a newspaper which, with the arrival of a new and ruthless editor, is in the process of changing over from "quality" to "mass"...And against this background a two-fold story is worked out - a two-fold story that is in fact one. There is a threatened action for libel, as seen by the journallists involved: and there is the enigmatic life of the woman libelled, and her relation, first with her husband, secondly with the liner steward who has killed himself with her photograph in his room, and finally with the newspaper's legal expert, who by a long process of careful intriuge manages to spend the week-end with her.

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About the Author

John Bingham

John Bingham was a former MI5 spy and an English novelist who published 17 thrillers, detective novels and spy novels.


During the Second World War and for two decades after 1950, Bingham worked for MI5, and in 1999, John le Carré confirmed that Bingham had been an inspiration for his character George Smiley.

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  • Book Condition & Notes

    A very good first edition in the publisher's red cloth. In a fair, unclipped dust jacket, with small tears along top and bottom of jacket.

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