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Robert Harris is the author of fourteen bestselling novels- the Cicero Trilogy - Imperium, Lustrum and Dictator - Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, The Ghost, The Fear Index, An Officer and a Spy, which won four prizes including the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, Conclave, Munich, The Second Sleep and V2. Several of his books have been filmed, including The Ghost, which was directed by Roman Polanski. His work has been translated into forty languages and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives in West Berkshire with his wife, Gill Hornby.


Grips from start to finish . . . Munich captures the mood of the times: the suspicion and the fear, the political intrigue, the swagger of the Nazi machine and the widespread elation at the mistaken belief that war has been averted. Superb. * Mail on Sunday *
Harris's cleverness, judgment and eye for detail are second to none . . . his research is so impeccable that he could have cut all the spy stuff and published Munich as a history book. Harris's treatment of Britain's most maligned prime minister is so powerful, so persuasive, that it ranks among the most moving fictional portraits of a politician that I have ever read * Sunday Times *
An intelligent thriller . . . with exacting attention to historical detail * The Times, BOOKS OF THE YEAR *
A gripping account of the negotiations between Britain and Germany in 1938 before the outbreak of war * Guardian *
Atmospheric and fast-paced literary thriller . . . [it] grips from start to finish . . . Superb * Mail on Sunday *
Unputdownable to the point of being dangerous: the house could have been on fire while I was reading and I wouldn't have noticed * Sunday Express *
Harris makes the reader gasp at every turn, with a truly moving portrayal of Chamberlain as a man who did the wrong thing for the right reason * Daily Express, BOOKS OF THE YEAR *
A brilliantly constructed spy novel set amid the politicking of Chamberlain's last-ditch negotiations with Hitler * Observer *
A tantalising addition to the inexhaustible game of "what if"? * Guardian *
A wonderful tale of personal relationships and political drama...This is a very, very good read * Spectator, BOOKS OF THE YEAR *
I enjoyed romping through Robert Harris' Munich * Evening Standard, BOOKS OF THE YEAR *
Taut and finely paced novel . . . superbly observed . . . it is hard not to break out in a cold sweat just reading it....The details of railway carriages, hotel rooms, 10 Downing Street and even the Fuhrerbau in Berlin are faultless . . . an utterly compelling and fantastically tense historical thriller by a writer at the very top of his game. * Literary Review *
What distinguishes Munich is the subtlety with which it uses the formulaic elements of the genre to explore the ethics of information and functions of bureaucracy * New Statesman *
Fascinating . . . Seamlessly weaving his fictional tale into the real events of September 1938...Harris has once again shown himself to be a master storyteller * BBC History Magazine *
A novel of ideas and a gripping thriller... Harris is a marvellously compelling story-teller * Scotsman *
With moral subtlety as well as storytelling skill, Harris makes us regret the better past that never happened - while mournfully accepting the bitter one that did * Financial Times *
A fantastically entertaining historical novel that you won't want to put down until you finish . . . For me, this is a better novel than Fatherland, which posited the 'what if Hitler was still Fuhrer in 1964?' scenario. It is altogether more grounded and serious, but equally enjoyable * Nudge *
Exerts a powerful grip * The Arts Desk *
It's hard to imagine how history can be told better * Sport Newspaper *
Lovely details. Clever Twists. Superb. * Evening Standard *
This novel is gripping from start to finish * Waitrose Weekend *

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