The Penguin Podcast: Robert Harris

Author Robert Harris joins Richard E. Grant in the Penguin studio to talk about his latest novel, Conclave

Robert explains why the election of a new Pope is the perfect setting for a thriller and talks about being given an exclusive tour of the Vatican as part of his research.

He brings along his first typewriter, which he bought for £10 when he was twelve years old, and explains why having a bust of Cicero sitting on his desk helps to focus his mind.

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