Running Time 9hrs 27mins
A new spy thriller set over the four days of the 1938 Munich Conference, as the world waits for war, from
the Sunday Times bestselling author of Fatherland, Conclave and An Officer and a Spy.
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 Führer’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?
NOMINATED FOR THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
Robert Harris is the author of fourteen 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, Munich, The Second Sleep and V2.
Several of his books have been filmed, including The Ghost, which was directed by Roman Polanski.
His work has been translated into forty languages and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
He lives in West Berkshire with his wife, Gill Hornby.
‘Grips from start to finish . . . Munich captures the mood of the times: the suspicion and the fear, the political intrigue, the swagger of the Nazi machine and the widespread elation at the mistaken belief that war has been averted. Superb.’ Simon Humphreys, Mail on Sunday
‘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
‘An intelligent thriller . . . with exacting attention to historical detail’ The Times, BOOKS OF THE YEAR
‘Atmospheric and fast-paced literary thriller . . . [it] grips from start to finish . . . Superb’ Mail on Sunday