The Professor of Truth (Paperback)James Robertson (author)
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The Professor of Truth is James Robertson's acclaimed novel about grief, truth and justice.
Twenty-one years after his wife and daughter were murdered in the bombing of a plane over Scotland, Alan Tealing, a university lecturer, still doubts the official version of events surrounding that terrible night. Obsessed by the details of what he has come to call The Case, he is sure that the man convicted of the atrocity was not responsible, and that he himself has thus been deprived not only of justice but also of any chance of escape from his enduring grief.
When a terminally ill American intelligence officer arrives on his doorstep with information about a key witness in the trial, Alan decides to act. Will this lead to the truth for which he has waited so long?
'Superb. A mystery thriller, a haunting evocation of grief' Daily Mail
'A great storyteller. It is a tense and gripping read, beautifully imagined' The Times
'Powered by action and mystery, and profoundly invested in the lives of its characters' Scotsman
James Robertson is the author of four previous novels, The Fanatic, Joseph Knight, The Testament of Gideon Mack and And the Land Lay Still. The Testament of Gideon Mack was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, picked by Richard and Judy's Book Club, and shortlisted for the Saltire Book of the Year award. And the Land Lay Still was the winner of the Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award 2010.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 191 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm
Sensitive but provocative . . . confirms Robertson as one of Scotland's great contemporary storytellers * Herald *
Powered by action and mystery, and profoundly invested in the emotional lives of its characters * Scotsman *
Robertson again proves himself to be one of Scotland's best writers and one of the best writers in the world at exploring the traumas, upheavals, and political currents that form modern Scotland * The Skinny *
Superb. A mystery thriller, a haunting evocation of grief * Daily Mail *
Impressive, brilliant, terrific * Sunday Telegraph *
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