The Mission Song

Author(s): John Le Carre

Popular Fiction

Bruno Salvador, known to friends and enemies alike as Salvo, is the ever-innocent, twenty-nine-year-old orphaned love-child of a Catholic Irish missionary and a Congolese headman's daughter. Educated first at mission school in the East Congolese province of Kivu, and later at a discreet sanctuary for the secret sons of Rome, Salvo is inspired by his mentor Brother Michael to train as a professional interpreter in the minority African languages of which, almost from birth, he has been an obsessive collector. Soon a rising star in his profession, he is courted by City corporations, hospitals, law courts, the Immigration services and by the all-white, Surrey-born Penelope, star reporter on one of our great national newspapers, whom with typical impulsiveness he promptly marries. Yet even as the story opens, a contrary and irresistible love is dawning in him. First published 2006.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780733622434
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : August 2007
  • : 2.5 Centimeters X 12.8 Centimeters X 19.8 Centimeters
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Le Carre
  • : Paperback
  • : good
  • : 384