The Roman Empire is the setting for the stunning new novel from Robert Harris, author of the number one bestsellers Fatherland, Enigma and Archangel.
Robert Harris is the author of eleven bestselling novels: the Cicero Trilogy - Imperium, Lustrum and 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, and Conclave. His forthcoming book, Munich, coming out in September 2017, is set over the four days of the Munich Conference, and is filled with the real-life characters and events of the time. Several of his books have been filmed, including The Ghost, which was directed by Roman Polanski. 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, Gill Hornby.
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
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 *