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City Books present: Robert Harris

City Books present: Robert Harris – Act of Oblivion

They killed the King. Now they must run forever.

‘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.

Act of Oblivion is an epic journey across continents, and a chase like no other. It is the thrilling new novel by Robert Harris.

“Robert Harris has practically trademarked the term ‘master storyteller’” ~ Alex Preston, Observer

“Harris’s cleverness, judgment and eye for detail are second to none” ~ Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times

Presented by City Books. This special evening will include a reading, Q&A and book signing.

Spoken Word, booklaunch, citybooks, winews

Sunday 6th November 2022 - Starts 16:00PM


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