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Throwback Thursdays: Meeting John Le Carre' the year was 2008...

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Throwback Thursdays: Meeting John Le Carre' the year was 2008...

I saw the movie " The Spy who came in from the Cold" I had to read the book. Next thing you know is I was hooked. Every Le Carre' book that was published I had to have, and I bought them. 

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In fairness to disclosure did not read all of them but bought them to read them as time permitted.

Then he published "A most wanted man" in 2008 and much to my excitement he did a book signing tour and came to Los Angeles.

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Diane and I loaded up all my books about 15 or more at the time. After the discussion he was there to sign his book. I started pulling out my books and he graciously started signing them.

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His handler said only the current books do not sign the others. Diane was great she started arguing with the handler and in the meantime John Le Carre' signed about seven of my books. Not all of them but at least I have some super valuable books that are autographed. 

One of my most memorable author meeting and book signing. The best part is do a google search and see what the "Spy who came in from the cold" autographed first edition is worth today:)

 

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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Endre, Kudos to you on your hard work in getting your books autographed. I guess everyone has their limit to these events.

May 24, 2024 06:26 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning chef Endre,

I love your diligence in getting your books signed. I'd love to see that movie..I wonder if any of the streaming platforms have it. I just checked and it is available on Amazon, Prime and some others. It was made in 1965!

May 24, 2024 08:04 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Endre- it's my goal to read more and I have two books going now. Do you remember Tinker, Sailor, Soldier, Spy??? It's a good one. 

May 24, 2024 12:07 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debra Leisek  he was a nice guy indeed, Endre

May 24, 2024 10:30 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  I have about eighteen or more and only read about five or so, Endre

May 24, 2024 10:31 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wayne Martin  book signings are fun if you have the right author, you can have a meaningful conversation with them about various topics, Endre

May 24, 2024 10:32 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Brian England  glad I gave you new information, please Google him and his books and his movies:)Endre

May 24, 2024 10:33 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nina Hollander, Broker  tell your husband what books I have:)Endre

May 24, 2024 10:34 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  he would have signed all since he understood we were not book sellers but just fans.... his handler another story...Endre

May 24, 2024 10:36 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Dorie Dillard Austin TX  it was a great movie Richard Burton was amazing, Endre

May 24, 2024 10:38 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  loved that one and I looked for some reason not on my shelf strange....Endre

May 24, 2024 10:38 PM
Gloria Todor
Premier Property Sales & Rentals - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Endre, That's great you and Diane worked as a team to get those signatures.  Good you had the opportunity to meet him!

May 25, 2024 01:45 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

It is exciting when you can get an author to sign a book.  I've had two signed.  One was way back in the 1960s, when Dr. Spock signed my Baby and Childcare book.  And, another was Margaret Craven, the author of "I Heard the Owl Call my Name."  She was actually a neighbor, who lived 2 doors from one of my friends, back in the 1960s.

May 25, 2024 02:54 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Endre it is always special to meet a favorite author, especially one as talented as John Le Carre'.

 

May 25, 2024 06:18 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Gloria Todor  it was a team effort and yes he was a classy guy, Endre

May 25, 2024 09:46 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Myrl Jeffcoat  we used to go to many book signing events over the past 26+ years... now I am thinking of selling them Endre

May 25, 2024 09:47 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George Souto  you are so right, Endre

May 25, 2024 09:47 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Had to laugh here Endre.  So your handler was handling his handler while you both took care of as much business as possible.  Not bad, not bad at all.  M

May 26, 2024 10:12 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Hey, tenacity paid off, Endre! But, hey, you're military - you know tenacity while most others don't!

May 27, 2024 07:33 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

I too have read many of his books.  What a neat experience to meet him and have him sign your books.

May 30, 2024 05:26 AM