John Le Carré
John Le Carré
by Bill Brandt
bromide print on card mount, 1974
13 1/2 in. x 11 1/2 in. (343 mm x 292 mm)
Sitterback to top
- John Le Carré (David John Moore Cornwell) (1931-2020), Novelist and intelligence officer. Sitter in 5 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Bill Brandt (1904-1983), Photographer. Artist of 120 portraits, Sitter in 34 portraits.
Events of 1974back to top
Current affairs28 people are killed and hundreds injured in the IRA pub bombings. Two pubs in Guilford popular with army personnel were attacked with gelignite bombs, followed by a pub in Woolwich and then two in Birmingham. 17 people, known as the Guilford Four, the Maguire Seven and the Birmingham Six, were arrested for the bombing but all were eventually found to have been wrongfully imprisoned.
Art and scienceJohn Le Carré publishes his classic spy thriller, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. The novel was later made into a BBC miniseries starring Alec Guinness.
InternationalA one party communist state is established in Ethiopia after a committee of military officers known as the Derg depose Halie Selassie from power.
Greek Cypriot officers depose President Archbishop Makarios III in a coup d'etat sponsored by the Greek Government. Taking advantage of the situation, Turkey sent troops to occupy half the island, proclaiming the Turkish Federal State of Cyprus the following year.
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