The House of Rumour (Paperback)
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The House of Rumour (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 14/03/2012
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In 1941, Larry Zagorski was a naive young writer of science-fiction. Seven decades on, he looks back on that crucial year and traces his place in a mysterious web - one that connects the Second World War with the Space Age, stretches from London to Cuba and Southern California, and links Ian Fleming with Rudolf Hess in a conspiracy that reverberates in the present. Could this be the secret history of the 20th century? In this thrilling tale of spies and propagandists, the conned and the heartbroken, dreamers and fanatics, the question is: who will you believe?

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9780340922736

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“Excellent holiday reading matter.”

"The House of Rumour" is craftily structured around a quote from Ovid which describes how Rumour thrives where "fiction is mixed with truth" and "spies everything". The narrative moves... More

Hardback edition
26th April 2013
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“one great big audacious tale!”

This is an intriguing novel that weaves different time frames, a selection of narrators and real events into an amazing tale that combines the creation of James Bond, Scientology, the space race and the New Romantic... More

Paperback edition
14th April 2013
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“Epic literary sci-fi”

Jake Arnott weaves together characters both real and imagined, through events true and constructed, in this epic novel. At times it can be difficult to follow how the threads all intertwine, but stick with it! Arnott... More

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6th April 2013
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