'Masterful' Sunday Times Ancient Rome is the setting for the stunning new novel from Robert Harris, the number one bestselling author of Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel and Pompeii.
Robert Harris is the author of four novels - Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel and Pompeii - all of which were number one bestsellers. His work has been translated into thirty-one languages. He was born in Nottingham in 1957 and is a graduate of Cambridge University. He worked as a reporter on the BBC's Newsnight and Panorama programmes, before becoming Political Editor of the Observer in 1987, and then a columnist on the Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph. In 2003 he was named Columnist of the Year in the British Press Awards. He lives near Hungerford in Berkshire with his wife and their four children.
Harris's best so far, rapid and compelling in narrative, copious in
detail, thoroughly researched but also, which is more important,
thoroughly imagined... Irresistible -- Allan Massie * Sunday
In Harris's hands, the great game becomes a beautiful one * The Times *
Genres ancient and modern have rarely been so skilfully synthesised... Gripping and accomplished -- Tom Holland * The Guardian *
A joy to read in every way, and as a mirror to the politics of our present age has no equal * The Independent *
Harris deploys the devices of the thriller writer to trace the perils and triumphs of Cicero's ascent ... A finely accomplished recreation of the power struggles of more than two millenniums ago * The Observer *