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Harry Sidebottom – The Last Hour

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

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Suitable for: Age 14+

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The award-winning Sunday Times bestselling author talks about his latest novel The Last Hour – a gripping thriller set in Rome.

A lone figure stands silhouetted atop the Mausoleum of Hadrian. Behind him, the sun is setting over the centre of the known world. Far below, the river is in full flood. The city of Rome lies spread out before him on the far bank. Footsteps pound up the stairs. He’s been set up. An enemy is closing in. He is alone and unarmed, without money or friends, trapped in a deadly conspiracy at the heart of the Empire.

He must reach the Colosseum, and the Emperor.

Harry Sidebottom took his doctorate in Ancient History at Oxford and now lectures at the university. His first book Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction was published in 2004 to critical acclaim and he has contributed to numerous books, and published articles and reviews in scholarly journals. His foray into fiction began with Fire in the East, the first of his six-novel ‘Warrior of Rome’ series, which has sold over half a million copies worldwide.

Visit Harry Sidebottom’s website (external link).

The Last Hour book jacket.

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