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Pompeii - Richard Harris - Audio Book CD

All along the Mediterranean coastline, the Roman empire’s richest residents are calming in their luxurious villas, enjoying the last days of summer. The world’s biggest navy lies peacefully at anchor in Misenum. The travelers are spending their income in the seaside resorts of Baiae, Herculaneum, and Pompeii.
But the carefree life-style and gorgeous weather belie an impending cataclysm, and just 1 guy is worried. The young engineer Marcus Attilius Primus has only taken charge of the Aqua Augusta, the massive aqueduct that brings fresh water to a quarter of the million individuals in 9 cities around the Bay of Naples. His predecessor has disappeared. Springs are failing for the first-time in decades. And today there is a crisis found on the Augusta’s sixty-mile leading line—somewhere to the north of Pompeii, found on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius.
Attilius—decent, useful, and incorruptible—promises Pliny, the distinguished scholar who commands the navy, that he could repair the aqueduct before the reservoir runs dry. His program is to travel to Pompeii and place together an journey, then head out to the spot where he believes the mistake lies. But Pompeii proves to be a corrupt and violent town, and Attilius shortly discovers that there are effective forces at work—both all-natural and man-made—threatening to destroy him.
With his trademark elegance and intelligence, Robert Harris, bestselling writer of Archangel and Fatherland, re-creates a planet found on the brink of disaster.

About the Author Robert Harris

Robert Dennis Harris (born March 7, 1957 in Nottingham) was an English TV reporter and journalist and is currently a novelist.

Background

Robert Harris came from a quiet upbringing. His early years were invested in a tiny, rented home on a Nottingham council estate. His ambition to become a author was produced obvious at a young age, following visits to the localized print functions where his dad was employed. He attended King Edward VII College, Melton Mowbray, where there is today a hall called after him. There he wrote plays and edited the school magazine. As an undergraduate student, he read English Literature at Selwyn College, Cambridge, where he was both President of the Cambridge Union and editor of the student newspaper Varsity.

Robert Harris lives in a Berkshire vicarage, with his spouse Gill Hornby, [furthermore a writer] and their 4 youngsters. His books are today translated into thirty languages.

Career

After graduating he worked for the BBC on news and present matters programs like Panorama and Newsnight. In 1987, at the age of thirty, he became political editor of The Observer newspaper.

In the course of his journalistic profession he furthermore wrote columns for The Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph.

Non-fiction period (1982-1990)

His real ambition nevertheless was to be an writer, instead of a journalist. In 1982 his initially book appeared, a factual function on chemical and biological warfare called A Higher Form Of Killing, which he wrote in collaboration with Jeremy Paxman. Other non-fiction functions followed, Gotcha, the Media, the Government and the Falklands Crisis (1983), The Making of Neil Kinnock (1984), Selling Hitler (1986) (about the Hitler Diaries) and Great and Faithful Servant (1990) (about Bernard Ingham, hit secretary to Margaret Thatcher).

First famous fiction functions and public acclaim (1992-1999)

It was after the publication of his million marketing initial novel, Fatherland, a novel about a globe where Germany won World War II, in 1992 that Harris became a full time writer. A movie deal shortly followed, as it did for his 2nd novel Enigma (1995) about the breaking of the German Enigma code, which was turned into a movie starring Kate Winslet with screenplay by Tom Stoppard. Archangel (1998) was moreover an global right seller and was adapted as a BBC mini-series in 2005, starring future 007 Daniel Craig.

Historical fiction about Ancient Rome (2003-present)

While his aforementioned right sellers dealt with historic fiction of the World War II era and possible results, in 2003, Harris turned his attention towards Ancient Rome with his acclaimed Pompeii which was an global ideal seller. He followed this with all the begin of the trilogy, called Imperium (2006), about the existence of Rome’s good orator, Cicero. In February 2007 it was announced that Roman Polanski was set to direct the movie of "Pompeii".

Contemporary political fiction (2007)

In 2007, Harris interrupted his Roman trilogy with a political thriller set in the present day. The Ghost is the story of the ghost-writer functioning found on the autobiography of the recent British prime minister and has been described as roman à clef based on Tony Blair.

TV work

Robert Harris has appeared found on the BBC panel game Have I Got News for You in episode 3 of the initial series in 1990 and in episode 4 of the 2nd series a year later. In the initially example he appeared having been called up as a last minute substitution for no-show Roy Hattersley.

He created a 3rd appearance found on the programme on 12 October 2007, 17 years to the day after his initially appearance. This makes him the individual with all the longest gap between 2 successive appearances on Have I Got News for You.

Bibliography

Historical fiction

World War II and today

* Fatherland (1992)
* Enigma (1995)
* Archangel (1999)
* The Ghost (2007)

Ancient Rome

* Pompeii (2003)

Cicero trilogy

* Imperium (2006)
* Book 2 (forthcoming)

Non-fiction

* A Higher Form of Killing: Secret Story of Gas and Germ Warfare (1982 with Jeremy Paxman)
* Gotcha! The Government, the Media and the Falklands Crisis (1983)
* The Making of Neil Kinnock (1984)
* Selling Hitler: Story of the Hitler Diaries (1986)
* Great and Faithful Servant: Unauthorized Biography of Bernard Ingham (1990)

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