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Pompeii by Robert Harris


Pompeii

Robert Harris


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Pompeii by Robert Harris

A sweltering week in late August. Where better to enjoy the last days of summer than on the beautiful Bay of Naples? But even as Rome's richest citizens relax in their villas around Pompeii and Herculaneum, there are ominous warnings that something is going wrong. Wells and springs are failing, a man has disappeared, and now the greatest aqueduct in the world - the mighty Aqua Augusta - has suddenly ceased to flow-Through the eyes of four characters - a young engineer, an adolescent girl, a corrupt millionaire and an elderly scientist - Robert Harris brilliantly recreates a luxurious world on the brink of destruction.


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Blazingly exciting... Harris, as Vesuvius explodes, gives full vent to his genius for thrilling narrative... pulse-rate-speeding masterpieces of suffocating suspense and searing action Sunday Times Robert Harris's Pompeii is his best yet: as explosive as Etna, as addictive as a thriller, as satisfying as great history - Simon Sebag Montefiore 'Books of the Year
Daily Telegraph Breakneck pace, constant jeopardy and subtle twists of plot

... a blazing blockbuster Daily Mail Harris has done a tremendous job in evoking life in ancient Italy... I am lost in admiration at his energy and skill Mail on Sunday The long drawn-out death agony of the two cities is brilliantly done. Explosive stuff indeed Daily Telegraph



About the Author

Robert Harris

Robert Harris is the author of eight bestselling novels: Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, Imperium, The Ghost, Lustrum and The Fear Index. Several of his books have been filmed, most recently The Ghost, which was directed by Roman Polanski. His work has been translated into thirty-seven languages. He lives in the village of Kintbury, west Berkshire, with his wife Gill Hornby and a fluctuating number of children.

 

In 2014 he was inducted into the CWA Hall of Fame.


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416 pages

Author
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  • Sun, 21 Dec 2014 @ 20:12
    No better way of enjoying the history of a country than through its ecclesiastical output...esp at Christmastime!#ale http://t.co/zm7A2i5HI3
  • Sun, 21 Dec 2014 @ 08:08
    If any of you are planning a cultural tour to London over Christmas, two galleries you might wish to consider: http://t.co/w9cYcNDj0C
  • Sun, 21 Dec 2014 @ 08:01
    Ponder on Eliot's thought over Christmas: "Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." #pushingboundaries
  • Sat, 20 Dec 2014 @ 10:22
    A reflection for those that want to succeed in changing stuff: "Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is" Determination is critical
  • Fri, 19 Dec 2014 @ 18:13
    RT @FoxHedgehog: @ProfRHarris The first rule of Trappist ale is .......

Publisher
Arrow

Publication date
1st October 2009

Categories
Action / Adventure
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ISBN
9780099527947
 


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