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Robert Harris

Friday 7th October

Greenside Church, 1b Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5AB
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‘From what is it they flee?’
He took a while to reply. By the time he spoke the men had gone inside. He said quietly, ‘They killed the King.’

1660. Colonel Edward Whalley and his son-in-law, Colonel William Goffe, cross the Atlantic. They are on the run and wanted for the murder of Charles I. Under the provisions of the Act of Oblivion, they have been found guilty in absentia of high treason.

In London, Richard Nayler, secretary of the regicide committee of the Privy Council, is tasked with tracking down the fugitives. He’ll stop at nothing until the two men are brought to justice. A reward hangs over their heads – for their capture, dead or alive.

Robert Harris is the author of fourteen bestselling novels: the Cicero Trilogy  –  ImperiumLustrum and Dictator FatherlandEnigma, Archangel, Pompeii, The Ghost, The Fear Index, An Officer and a Spy, which won four prizes including the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, ConclaveMunich, The Second Sleep and V2.

This October, he joins us to celebrate his thrilling new novel: Act of Oblivion. It’s an epic journey across continents, and a chase like no other as the master storyteller takes on the biggest manhunt of the 17th century.

So come join us for a wonderful afternoon with one of the greatest writers of historical fiction to date.