The Second Sleep: A Times best read for autumn 2019

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SKU: 9781786331380 Categories: , Tag: Author: Robert HarrisPublication Date: 20th Aug 2019Format: Paperback / softbackPages: 336Publisher: Cornerstone

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THE LATEST NOVEL FROM ROBERT HARRIS

‘A truly surprising future-history thriller. Fabulous, really.’ DAVID SEXTON, EVENING STANDARD
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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.
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‘A thoroughly absorbing, page-turning narrative in which the author pulls us ever deeper into the imaginative world he has created.’ NICK RENNISON, SUNDAY TIMES

‘[Harris] takes us on a thrilling ride while serving up serious food for thought . . . I doubt there is a living writer who is better at simultaneously making readers’ adrenaline pump while their brains whirr.’ CHARLOTTE HEATHCOTE, SUNDAY EXPRESS

`A wholly convincing alternative world in which a few brave heretics are determined to uncover the truth. The result is a brilliantly imaginative thriller.’ READER’S DIGEST

The Second Sleep: A Times best read for autumn 2019
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