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Munich

By Robert Harris

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Format: Hardback, 352 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 21 September 2017
FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FATHERLAND, CONCLAVE AND AN OFFICER AND A SPY.September 1938Hitler is determined to start a war.Chamberlain is desperate to preserve the peace.The issue is to be decided in a city that will forever afterwards be notorious for what takes place there.Munich. As Chamberlain's plane judders over the Channel and the F3hrer's train steams relentlessly south from Berlin, two young men travel with secrets of their own. Hugh Legat is one of Chamberlain's private secretaries; Paul Hartmann a German diplomat and member of the anti-Hitler resistance. Great friends at Oxford before Hitler came to power, they haven't seen one another since they were last in Munich six years earlier. Now, as the future of Europe hangs in the balance, their paths are destined to cross again. When the stakes are this high, who are you willing to betray? Your friends, your family, your country or your conscience?

About the Author

Robert Harris is the author of twelve 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 and most recently, Munich. Several of his books have been filmed, including The Ghost, which was directed by Roman Polanski. His work has been translated into thirty-seven languages and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives in West Berkshire with his wife, Gill Hornby.

Reviews

"A brilliantly constructed spy novel set amid the politicking of Chamberlain's last-ditch negotiations with Hitler" -- Ben East * Observer * "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" -- Dominic Sandbrook * Sunday Times * "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" -- Jake Kerridge * Sunday Express * "A tantalising addition to the inexhaustible game of "what if"?" -- Anthony Quinn * Guardian * "Excerpts a powerful grip" -- Jasper Reese * The Arts Desk * "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." -- James Holland * Literary Review * "Fascinating . . . Seamlessly weaving his fictional tale into the real events of September 1938...Harris has once again shown himself to be a master storyteller" -- Nick Rennison * 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" -- Boyd Tonkin * Financial Times *

EAN: 9780091959197
ISBN: 0091959195
Publisher: Hutchinson
Dimensions: 24 x 16.2 x 3.2 centimeters (0.48 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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