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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 26/06/2014
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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
ISBN: 9780241145340
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 191 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A great storyteller . . . It is a tense and gripping read, beautifully imagined' * The Times *
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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“Definately makes you think!”

I took a while to get into this book but once I got into it I was glad I stuck with it. I think my difficulty getting into the book was related to Robertson's writing style, but I ended up liking this and would... More

Hardback edition
22nd August 2013
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“The Professor of Truth”

Alan Tealing’s wife and daughter were killed in a Lockerbie-esque plane bombing over Scotland and for twenty years he has been searching for the truth behind that terrible incident. Having always believed that the man... More

Hardback edition
5th July 2013
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“A wonderful book!”

Who thought Lockerbie was history? Who thought Megrahi was let off lightly with his early release? I certainly did! On reading James Robertson's compelling novel I was consumed by confusion, curiosity and... More

Hardback edition
7th July 2013
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