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The House of Rumour

Jake Arnott author

Format:Paperback

Publisher:Hodder & Stoughton

Published:28th Mar '13

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From the author of the cult hit The Long Firm, a mind-bending, thrilling journey into 20th-century history and outer space.

A mind-bending, thrilling journey into 20th-century history and outer space - 'a brightly coloured portrait of our times that is alternatively intimate and epic . . . brilliant' (Independent on Sunday).

A mind-bending, thrilling journey into 20th-century history and outer space - 'a brightly coloured portrait of our times that is alternatively intimate and epic . . . brilliant' (Independent on Sunday).

In 1941, Larry Zagorski was a naïve young writer of science-fiction. Seven decades on, he looks back on that crucial year and traces his place in a mysterious web - one that connects the Second World War with the Space Age, stretches from London to Cuba and Southern California, and links Ian Fleming with Rudolf Hess in a conspiracy that reverberates in the present.

Could this be the secret history of the 20th century? In a mesmerising novel peopled by spies and propagandists, the conned and the heartbroken, dreamers and fanatics, the question is: who will you believe?

It may be the ideal holiday read for those who like to take their brains with them on vacation. * Mark Lawson, Guardian *
Highly entertaining and perhaps even mind-expanding, Arnott's high-class conjuring act shows that truth really is stranger than fiction. * Phil Baker, The Sunday Times *
A supremely intelligent book as well as a surprisingly warm one. * Roz Kaveney, Independent *
Arnott offers a brightly coloured portrait of our times that is alternatively intimate and epic...The House of Rumour is a brilliant achievement that invites repeated readings * James Kidd, Independent on Sunday *
If this is that dark Prince Arnott's Jonbar Hinge, the future looks bright. * Andrew Anthony, Observer *
A potent mix of fact and fiction that takes on 20th-century history but remains a page-turner * Elle *
The House of Rumouris a page-turner with exceptional style, depth, thought, camp, counter-history and intrigue. It's both sci-fi/fantasy pulp and an ambitiously epic work of cosmic proportions: a welcome paradox of a novel that boldly toys with the boundaries between high and low-brow art. * Kirkus Review *
It isn't a book, it's a revelation. * Geek Syndicate blog *

ISBN: 9780340922736

Dimensions: 196mm x 128mm x 32mm

Weight: 291g

416 pages