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Robert Harris

In conversation with Sam Leith

Tuesday 8th October 2019, 7.45-8.45pm

Baillie Gifford Big Tent

£27.50, ticket price includes a hardback copy of The Second Sleep (RRP £20).

A chance to hear from the dazzling novelist whose latest book is destined to thrill, shock and unnerve.

Robert Harris is the author of twelve bestselling novels including Fatherland, Enigma, Pompeii, An Officer and a Spy, which won four prizes including the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction and Munich. Several of his books have been filmed, including The Ghost and the Cicero Trilogy was recently adapted for stage by the RSC.

The Second Sleep is set in 1468 when Christopher Fairfax, a young priest arrives in a remote Exmoor village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor. The land around is strewn with ancient artefacts – coins, fragments of glass, human bones – which the old parson used to collect. But the question haunting Fairfax is whether his predecessor’s obsession with the past lead to his death?

Sam Leith is literary editor of the Spectator, a columnist for the Financial Times, and author of You Talkin’ To Me and Write To The Point.

Books will be on sale and the event will be followed by a book signing.

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