Robert Harris

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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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Of course fiction tells someone else’s story | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to the idea of cultural appropriation in literature and the assumption that only those with lived experience are able to tell an authentic story

Letters

03, Feb, 2020 @7:05 PM

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The Second Sleep by Robert Harris review – an elegant, post-apocalyptic thriller
A priest investigates a vicar’s untimely death, in a future Britain where reason is banished by dogma

Alex Preston

09, Sep, 2019 @8:00 AM

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The Second Sleep by Robert Harris review – a ‘genre-bending thriller’
The future Britain looks medieval in Robert Harris’s dystopian tale. But who ruined everything?

Clare Clark

07, Sep, 2019 @6:30 AM

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