The Constant GardenerBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7277.55 (Published 06 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:55
- Andrew Herxheimer, Consultant
- London. Health Action International, Amsterdam, and former editor of Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
John le Carré is famous for his brilliant espionage novels. Now it seems to him that the vacuum left by the cold war is being filled by the greed of multinational corporations. That makes him despair and led to his new novel—a story about power, lying, corruption, and social responsibility.
It begins with the brutal and unexplained murder in rural Kenya of Tessa Quayle, a radical young lawyer and aid …