The Second Sleep
  • The Second Sleep

  • THE LATEST NOVEL FROM ROBERT HARRIS: chosen as a Book of the Year by The Times, Sunday Times, Guardian, Telegraph, Mail on Sunday, and Express

    WHAT IF YOUR FUTURE LIES IN THE PAST?
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    'A thoroughly absorbing, page-turning narrative.' SUNDAY TIMES
    'Genuinely thrilling.' DAILY TELEGRAPH
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    Dusk is gathering as a young priest, Christopher Fairfax, rides across a silent land.

    It’s a crime to be out after dark, and Fairfax knows he must arrive at his destination – a remote village in the wilds of Exmoor – before night falls and curfew is imposed.

    He’s lost and he’s becoming anxious as he slowly picks his way across a countryside strewn with the ancient artefacts of a civilisation that seems to have ended in cataclysm.

    What Fairfax cannot know is that, in the days and weeks to come, everything he believes in will be tested to destruction, as he uncovers a secret that is as dangerous as it is terrifying …
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    '[Harris] takes us on a thrilling ride while serving up serious food for thought.' SUNDAY EXPRESS

    'A truly surprising future-history thriller. Fabulous, really.' EVENING STANDARD

    ‘The book’s real power lies in its between-the-lines warning that our embrace of the internet represents some kind of sleepwalk into oblivion. It’s a provocative, tub-thumping sci-fi of which H. G. Wells might have been proud.’ DAILY MAIL

RELEASED 30/04/2020

Robert Harris is the author of thirteen 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, Conclave, Munich and The Second Sleep. Several of his books have been filmed, including The Ghost, which was directed by Roman Polanski. His work has been translated into forty languages and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives in West Berkshire with his wife, Gill Hornby.