Act of Oblivion: Signed Exclusive Edition (Hardback)Robert Harris (author)
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Turning his masterly pen to the dramatic manhunt for the murderers of King Charles I, the bestselling author of Munich and V2 delivers a gripping, continent-spanning tale about treason and justice.
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In his new novel, the bestselling author of Munich and V2 tells the story of the greatest manhunt of the seventeenth century.
'From what is it they flee?'
He took a while to reply. By the time he spoke the men had gone inside. He said quietly, 'They killed the King.'
1660, General Edward Whalley and Colonel William Goffe, father- and son-in-law, cross the Atlantic. They are on the run and wanted for the murder of Charles I. Under the provisions of the Act of Oblivion, they have been found guilty in absentia of high treason.
In London, Richard Nayler, secretary of the regicide committee of the Privy Council, is tasked with tracking down the fugitives. He'll stop at nothing until the two men are brought to justice. A reward of £100 hangs over their heads - for their capture, dead or alive.
Act of Oblivion is an epic journey across continents, and a chase like no other. It is the thrilling new novel by Robert Harris.
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 750 g
Dimensions: 240 x 156 x 40 mm
'Harris's books are always supremely readable - he has practically trademarked the term 'master storyteller' - Alex Preston, The Observer
'Harris's cleverness, judgment and eye for detail are second to none' - Dominic Sandbrook, The Sunday Times
'The master of the intelligent thriller' - The Daily Telegraph
'[Harris] writes with a skill and ingenuity that few other novelists can match' - The Financial Times
'I have been waiting for most of my life for Robert Harris to write a novel that is not gripping, insightful and entertaining. I am waiting still' - Ben Macintyre, The Times
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“Historical fact and fiction meet in a manhunt”
Act of Oblivion takes us back to the 17th century. Charles I has been put to death and, as the fickle world of politics, church and monarchy ebb and flow, it is decreed that those responsible for the trial and death... More
“Fast paced and packed with detail”
Robert Harris has done it again; woven a riveting tale around real people and events in a realistic reimagining of history. The title is taken from an Act of Parliament which arose following the Civil War. Many were... More
I was fortunate to be able to read this book through NetGally prior to publication.
This is an outstanding book, exceptionally well researched, although written as a novel contains all factual information on the... More
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