Soon to be a Netflix film starring Jeremy Irons
MUNICH, SEPTEMBER 1938
Hitler is determined to start a war. Chamberlain is desperate to preserve the peace.
They will meet in a city which forever afterwards will be known for what is about to take place.
As Chamberlain's plane judders over the Channel and the Fuhrer's train steams south, two young men travel with their leaders. Once friends in a more peaceful time, they are now on opposing sides.
As Europe's darkest hour approaches, the fate of millions could depend on them - and on the secrets they're hiding.
Treason. Betrayal. Murder. Is any price too high for peace?
'Unputdownable to the point of being dangerous' Sunday Express
'So good you want to clap' The Times
Now available: V2, Robert Harris's latest historical thriller
Grips from start to finish . . . Munich captures the mood of the times: the suspicion and the fear, the political intrigue, the swagger of the Nazi machine and the widespread elation at the mistaken belief that war has been averted. Superb.
Harris’s cleverness, judgment and eye for detail are second to none . . . his research is so impeccable that he could have cut all the spy stuff and published Munich as a history book. Harris’s treatment of Britain’s most maligned prime minister is so powerful, so persuasive, that it ranks among the most moving fictional portraits of a politician that I have ever read
An intelligent thriller . . . with exacting attention to historical detail
Atmospheric and fast-paced literary thriller . . . [it] grips from start to finish . . . Superb
Unputdownable to the point of being dangerous: the house could have been on fire while I was reading and I wouldn’t have noticed
Harris makes the reader gasp at every turn, with a truly moving portrayal of Chamberlain as a man who did the wrong thing for the right reason
A brilliantly constructed spy novel set amid the politicking of Chamberlain’s last-ditch negotiations with Hitler
A tantalising addition to the inexhaustible game of “what if”?
A wonderful tale of personal relationships and political drama…This is a very, very good read
I enjoyed romping through Robert Harris’ Munich
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