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Tue 3 Sep, 8pm

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€31 (+ booking fee) incl. signed book

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Pavilion Theatre presents

Robert Harris

in conversation with Alex Clark


Master of the historical thriller, Robert Harris (Fatherland, Munich), discusses his new novel, Precipice, with Alex Clark.

It is the summer 1914. The world is on the brink of catastrophe. In London, 26-year-old Venetia Stanley is having a love affair with the Prime Minister, H. H. Asquith, a man more than twice her age. He writes to her obsessively, sharing the most sensitive matters of state. As Asquith reluctantly leads the country into war with Germany, a young intelligence officer is assigned to investigate a leak of top-secret documents – and suddenly what was a sexual intrigue becomes a matter of national security that will alter the course of political history.

Alex Clark is a British literary journalist and editor who has written for The Guardian, The Observer and The Times Literary Supplement. She also presents Front Row on BBC Radio 4 and hosts the TLS Podcast about books.