I’m delighted to be part of the Cheltenham Literature Festival 70th Anniversary Blog Tour. (30th September- 6th October)
As my stop on the tour I am hosting a GIVEAWAY The Second Sleep, the latest novel by the bestselling historical fiction author Robert Harris, who will be speaking at Cheltenham Literature Festival on 5th October.
To enter the giveaway please follow the link to Twitter @susanhampson57 and comment below the tweet
“On the back was the ultimate symbol of the ancients’ hubris and blasphemy-an apple with a bite taken out of it” In this disturbing and prescient thriller acclaimed author Robert Harris offers a unique take on who we are and where we’re heading. Turning his attention to the future and taking inspiration from the world in which we’re living, Harris examines our dependence on technology and how this might ultimately lead to our downfall. The dazzling new novel is destined to thrill, shock and unnerve.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. But the question haunting Fairfax is whether his predecessor’s obsession with the past lead to his death?Fairfax becomes determined to discover the truth. Over the course of the next six days, everything he believes –about himself, his faith and the history of his world –will be tested to destruction.
The Second Sleep by Robert Harris is out now (Hutchinson, £20)
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Robert Harris is the author of twelve bestselling novels: the Cicero Trilogy -Imperium, Lustrumand Dictator-Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, The Ghost, The Fear Index, An Officer and a Spy, which won four prizes including the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, Conclaveand Munich. Several of his books have been filmed, including The Ghost and the Cicero Trilogy was recently adapted for stage by the RSC. His work has been translated into thirty-seven languages and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives in West Berkshire with his wife, writer Gill Hornby.