Robert Harris

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Act of Oblivion by Robert Harris review – regicides on the run
In 1660, after the Restoration of the monarchy, two of Oliver Cromwell’s soldiers fled to America to escape execution. Harris is at his best in this fictionalisation of their escape and the quest to find them

Andrew Taylor

08, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Act of Oblivion by Robert Harris review – a master writer leads us on a 17th-century manhunt
This rich and riotous novel, following the search for two of the men who signed Charles I’s death warrant, is also an important book for our own historical moment

Alex Preston

30, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Seven big-hitter books for autumn 2022, from Maggie O’Farrell to Cormac McCarthy
It’s going to be a vintage autumn for fiction, with new novels from some of our finest writers. Here’s our essential guide

Alex Preston

21, Aug, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Meet the former Nazi rocket scientist who all too accurately saw the future | John Naughton
As well as serving in the SS and a second act as a Nasa engineer, Wernher von Braun wrote a Martian sci-fi novel with a prescient twist…

John Naughton

14, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Munich by Robert Harris audiobook review – inside the backrooms of power
David Rintoul is the authoritative narrator of this thriller about the negotiations between Neville Chamberlain and Hitler in the leadup to the second world war

Fiona Sturges

04, Feb, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Munich: The Edge of War review – handsome if muted take on Robert Harris’s spy thriller
Jeremy Irons as Neville Chamberlain leads this Netflix adaptation of the novelist’s conspiracy story set on the eve of the second world war

Simran Hans

09, Jan, 2022 @12:30 PM

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Munich: The Edge of War review – an elegant what-if twist on wartime history
Jeremy Irons is on top form as Neville Chamberlain in a Robert Harris adaptation that melds fact with enjoyable fiction

Peter Bradshaw

06, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘Chamberlain was a great man’: why has the PM fooled by Hitler been recast as a hero in new film Munich?
He is seen as the appeaser who fell for Hitler’s lies. But was Chamberlain scapegoated? Writer Robert Harris and actor Jeremy Irons discuss taking on history with their controversial new film

Alex von Tunzelmann

15, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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How leading thriller writer helped reveal plagiarism of Emmy prizewinner
Robert Harris, whose second world war film was copied, tells how the scandal led to George Stevens Jr being stripped of his awards

Vanessa Thorpe

19, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Robert Harris: ‘My method is usually to start a book on 15 January and finish it on 15 June’
The bestselling author on the dearth of top-quality politicians, his regard for diaries and letters, and his disciplined writing approach

Alex Preston

03, Jul, 2021 @5:00 PM

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V2 by Robert Harris review – fears of a rocket man
The Nazis’ V2 rocket programme is seen through the eyes of a conflicted German and a female air force office in a familiar but absorbing thriller

Alex Preston

20, Sep, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Beyond Mantel: the historical novels everyone must read
From Francis Spufford to Sarah Waters, contemporary writers have brought new complexity and playfulness to historical fiction

John Mullan

29, Feb, 2020 @9:58 AM

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