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- Description'The moment I heard how McAra died I should have walked away. I can see that w...' The narrator of Robert Harris' gripping new vel is a professional ghostwriter - cynical, mercenary, and with a nice line in deadpan humour. Accustomed to working with fading rock stars and mir celebrities, he jumps at the chance to ghost the memoirs of Britain's former prime minister, especially as it means flying to the American resort of Martha's Vineyard in the middle of winter and finishing the book in the seclusion of a luxurious house. But it doesn't take him long to realise he has made a terrible mistake. His predecessor on the project died in circumstances that were distinctly suspicious, and the ex-prime minister turns out to be a man with secrets in his past that are returning to haunt him - secrets with the power to kill. The Times has called Robert Harris 'the leading current exponent of the intelligent literary thriller'. The Ghost is his most compelling vel yet.
- Author BiographyRobert Harris is the author of Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii and Imperium, all of which were international bestsellers. His work has been translated into thirty-seven languages. After graduating with a degree in English from Cambridge University, he worked as a reporter for the BBC's Panorama and Newsnight programmes, before becoming political editor of the Observer and subsequently a columnist on the Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph. He is married to Gill Hornby and they live with their four children in a village near Hungerford.
- PrizesShortlisted for British Book Awards: Sainsbury's Popular Fiction Award 2008 and Irish Book Awards: RTE Radio 1's The Tubridy Show Listeners' Choice Award 2008.
- Author(s)Robert Harris
- Date of Publication04/10/2007
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Out-of-print date12/12/2009
- Weight610 g
- Width162 mm
- Height240 mm
- Spine34 mm
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