Afternoon Tea with Robert Harris
Wednesday 20 September, 2.30pm
The Pantry Restaurant, floor 3
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We are absolutely delighted to welcome Robert Harris – bestselling author of Fatherland, Conclave, An Officer and a Spy and many others – for a very special afternoon tea event, the day before the official publication of his latest book, Munich.
Here you can enjoy a traditional and sumptuous Jarrold afternoon tea, after which Robert will speak, answer questions and then sign your copy of the book.
Munich is a spy thriller about treason and conscience, loyalty and betrayal, filled with real-life characters – including Hitler, Chamberlain, Mussolini – against the backdrop of the Munich Conference in September 1938.
About the book...
Hitler 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.
As Chamberlain’s plane judders over the Channel and the Fürher’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 eleven bestselling novels: the C icero 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, and Conclave. His forthcoming book, Munich, coming out in September 2017, is set over the four days of the Munich C onference, and is filled with the real-life characters and events of the time. Several of his books have been filmed, including The Ghost, which was directed by Roman Polanski. His work has been translated into thirtyseven languages and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives in West Berkshire with his wife, Gill Hornby.