The Second Sleep
The gripping new thriller from the bestselling author of Munich, An Officer and A Spy and Fatherland.
All civilisations think they are invulnerable. History warns us none is:
1468. A young priest, Christopher Fairfax, arrives in a remote Exmoor village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor. The land around is strewn with ancient artefacts – coins, fragments of glass, human bones – which the old parson used to collect. Did his obsession with the past lead to his death?
As Fairfax is drawn more deeply into the isolated community, everything he believes – about himself, his faith and the history of his world – is tested to destruction.
THE LATEST NOVEL FROM ROBERT HARRIS: ‘A thoroughly absorbing, page-turning narrative in which the author pulls us ever deeper into the imaginative world he has created.’ – SUNDAY TIMES
'Harris is rightly praised as the master of the intelligent thriller. Genuinely thrilling, wonderfully conceived and entirely without preaching, it probes the nature of history, of collective memory and forgetting, and exposes the fragility of modern civilisation.' DAILY TELEGRAPH
- The Second Sleep
- Robert Harris
- Published: 20 August 2019
- ISBN: 9781786331380
- Imprint: Hutchinson
- Format: Trade Paperback
- Pages: 336
- Limit two per order
- Offers end 12PM, Monday, June 1, 2020
- Product Code: AAAIAN953