The Second Sleep
  • The Second Sleep

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    All civilisations think they are invulnerable. History warns us none is.

    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. Did his obsession with the past lead to his death?

    As Fairfax is drawn more deeply into the isolated community, everything he believes – about himself, his faith and the history of his world – is tested to destruction.

RELEASED 05/09/2019

Robert Harris is the bestselling author of FATHERLAND, ENIGMA and ARCHANGEL. He is also a respected journalist. Jeremy Paxman is the author of the bestselling book THE ENGLISH. He is a regular radio and TV presenter, most notably for Newsnight. Robert Harris and Jeremy Paxman initially worked together on this book when they were both reporters for Panorama