Acclaimed espionage author, John le Carré, best known for his novels Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, become a Patron of Julia’s House after reading at one of our Carols by Candlelight services. Born in Poole and educated at Sherborne School, John taught at Eton and served in British Intelligence during the Cold War. It was during this time that he wrote his first novel, Call For The Dead, which introduced his most famous recurring character – the fictional intelligence officer, George Smiley. John’s twenty-six books have now been published in over 50 countries and 40 languages and continue to be loved by audiences around the world.
"Julia’s House has a rare and special claim on me that I find hard to describe – perhaps it is to do with having been so lucky in our own family, with one or two minor exceptions when compared to the brave, sad misfortunes that Julia’s House confronts daily. I am very honoured to be a Patron of the charity."