Set in the run-up to the 1936 Berlin Olympics, and featuring the enigmatic figure of the film-maker Leni Riefenstahl - 'Hitler's muse' - a story about love, secrets and betrayal from the author of the Richard & Judy book club selection and Costa shortlisted novel, The Blasphemer.
Nigel Farndale is the author of The Blasphemer, which was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award. His previous books include Haw-Haw- The Tragedy of William and Margaret Joyce, which was a finalist for the Whitbread Biography Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. He lives on the Hampshire-Sussex border with his wife and their three sons.www.nigelfarndale.com
A masterly exploration of conflicting loyalties set against the
1936 Olympic Games. Sharply characterised, richly atmospheric and
completely engrossing. * JOHN PRESTON, author of THE DIG *
A darkly compelling novel, powerfully evocative and beautifully written. * JENNY McCARTNEY, author of the The Ghost Factory *
A novel rich in historical detail, but wearing its research lightly, and the story is told in a French Lieutenant's Woman kind of way, veering from the present to the past with superb flair. With the rise of the alt right again polluting our democracies, this novel has an uncomfortable prescience, with a plot twist at the end which is ingenious. * IRISH INDEPENDENT *