A Small Town in Germany - John le Carré 1968 - Heinemann, London - First Edition The author's fifth novel, set in the Bonn offices of the British embassy (where David Cornwell once served as second secretary), against a background of concern that former Nazis are returning to positions of power in West Germany   John le Carré is the nom de plume of David John Moore Cornwell, born in Poole, Dorset, in 1931. He was a member of the British Foreign Service from 1959 to 1964, serving first as Second Secretary in the British Embassy in Bonn and subsequently as Political Consul in Hamburg. He started writing novels in 1961, and since then has published twenty-one titles.

References:
Penguin Books, web. John le Carré, web.
pp. x 306 [4]. In publisher’s maroon cloth covered boards with gold lettering on the spine. '30s NET' printed on front flap of dust jacket
  Condition: Near fine, short 4mm tear to upper edge of first three pages, in fine unclipped dust jacket.   Ref: 107589   Price: HK$ 1,500