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Robert Harris

The Richard and Judy Book Club, exclusive to WHSmith

V2 is Robert Harris’ latest book; it’s the fifth of his novels that Richard and Judy have picked to be part of their Book Club. It follows Rudy, a German rocket scientist who has dreams of launching rockets to the moon, but is instead forced by the Nazis to develop the world’s first truly ballistic missile. Robert joins Richard and Judy to explore why the V2 is so historically significant, and what parallels can be drawn between World War II and the Coronavirus pandemic. Simply head online to whsmith.co.uk to browse the new Summer Book Club collection, and use the code SUMMER10 for a 10% discount.

33mins

15 Jul 2021

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Afl 10 (2021) Marly van Otterloo - Tong - Robert Harris - V2 - Linda Sarah & Benji Davies - Het kartonnen kasteel

Mens en boek

In deze aflevering:  Marly van Otterloo - Tong Als de 27-jarige Fee na de plotselinge dood van haar moeder ontdekt dat die altijd heeft gelogen over de oorzaak van het verlies van haar tong, gaat ze op zoek naar haar moeders geheimen. Wanneer de 27-jarige Fee na de plotselinge dood van haar moeder ontdekt dat die altijd heeft gelogen over de oorzaak van het verlies van haar tong, wil ze de waarheid boven water. Wat gaat er schuil achter haar moeders geheim en is er nog meer niet waar? TONG is een intrigerende, strak gecomponeerde pageturner over een complexe moeder-dochter-relatie. Robert Harris - V2 Aan het einde van de oorlog geloofde Adolf Hitler nog stellig in een overwinning door middel van zijn nieuwste V2-raketten. Deze konden een explosieve lading van meer dan 1000 kilo met drie keer de snelheid van het geluid vervoeren. De nieuwe raket had ook een enorm bereik, net genoeg om vanuit de bossen van Den Haag de Engelse hoofdstad te bereiken. In november 1944 wordt de Duitse wetenschapper Rudi Graf naar de Hollandse kust gestuurd. Graf werkte ooit samen met Wernher von Braun aan een ruimteraket, maar is inmiddels het brein achter de onvoorspelbare en dodelijke V2. Zijn afkeer van de oorlog zorgt er echter voor dat hij in Scheveningen al snel verdacht wordt van sabotage. De bombardementen op Londen eisen vreselijk veel slachtoffers, en de Engelse regering besluit om een groep jonge vrouwen naar Vlaanderen te sturen in een wanhopige poging om de Duitse raketten uit te schakelen. Kay Caton-Walsh is een officier van de WAAF en zal met gevaar voor eigen leven moeten achterhalen waarvandaan de V2-raketten precies worden afgevuurd. Linda Sarah & Benji Davies - Het kartonnen kasteel Edo en Bart zijn dikke vrienden. Ze spelen altijd samen. Op een dag komt er een nieuwe jongen, Kai. Hij wil ook meedoen. Maar Bart weet niet of hij daar wel zin in heeft. Bart voelt zich buitengesloten en gaat verdrietig terug naar huis. Niet veel later wacht hem een bijzondere verrassing... Een voor kleuters herkenbaar verhaal over vriendschap, met sfeervolle illustraties van Benji Davies en poëtische tekst van Linda Sarah.

17mins

12 Apr 2021

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The Trouble With Love In The Movies A Dynamic Book By Robert Harris

America Speaks Podcast

Rob Harris’ publicity credits have played in every movie house around the world. With nearly a hundred film credits he has worked on many of Hollywood’s most critically acclaimed and blockbuster films. For decades now Rob has become a respected part of today's film industry in his role as unit publicist. We are excited to bring you a meaningful conversation with Rob about his book The trouble With Love In the Movies, a wonderful and inspiring love story. This episode is a great opportunity to slip into the magical world of movie making and yet at the same discover a heartfelt and honest story of a family and the courage it took to make big life changes while trying to keep your family together.  This is a beautiful love story. The conversation is honest, authentic, and reveals the many layers of a mans life as he he finds himself at a crossroads ...From the book "You don’t walk in lock step with another person you allow one to sprint while the other lags but you don’t let the distance grow so wide that the other is out of reach."

57mins

5 Apr 2021

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#452 Actor/Author Mike Anthony and Trekker/Author J. Robert Harris

Guy's Guy Radio with Robert Manni

Mike Anthony's first book, Life At Hamilton, chronicles the extraordinary time he spent as a theater bartender with an up-close perspective of Hamilton: An American Musical as it rocketed into Broadway history. Beyond his life in theater, Mike's journey took an unexpected turn when his dad passed, leading him down a remarkable path of discovery. He now spends a good portion of his time exploring evidence suggestive of the survival of consciousness beyond the demise of the physical body. A part of Mike's story is told in the documentary series, Surviving Death.J. Robert Harris, whom most people just call J. R., is a septuagenarian and a still active and an enthusiastic outdoorsman! He enjoys backpacking, canoeing, skiing, rock and ice climbing, and has been a licensed wilderness guide. Through the years, he has learned how to enjoy, not simply endure, the scant comforts of being totally self-sufficient for extended periods of time in isolated locations. In 1993, Harris s many expeditions got him elected into the prestigious Explorers Club, where he remains an engaged member.Join Robert Manni, author of The Guys' Guy's Guide To Love as we discuss life, love and the pursuit of happiness.Subscribe to Guy's Guy Radio on iTunes!Buy The Guys' Guy's Guide to Love now!

55mins

4 Mar 2021

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34. Robert Harris (2014)

Chalke Talk

THE DREYFUS AFFAIRIn this talk, best-selling author Robert Harris turns to one of the key scandals in French history, the Dreyfus Affair. Discussing this infamous miscarriage of justice that rocked France in the years before the First World War, he brings new insights to this world of secret service dealings, cover-ups and betrayal... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

39mins

19 Feb 2021

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Robert Harris

Monocle 24: Meet the Writers

Robert Harris is probably the UK’s best-known thriller writer. A former political editor on broadsheets, his work has explored themes as wide-ranging as contemporary politics, ancient Rome and the Second World War. Many have become bestsellers and been adapted for television and film.

30mins

8 Nov 2020

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Bestsellers

SEASON FINALE: Robert HarrisIn the last episode of Season 1, Phil & Natalie talk to international bestseller Robert Harris. V2 tells the story of the rockets the Nazis built at the very end of the second world war, through the eyes of one of the rocket scientists who really only wanted to send rockets to space and a woman photo analyst for the WAAF. Hear Robert talk about writing this in lockdown; his family of writers, including Nick Hornby and how they all read each other's books and how this story from the end of WWII very much resonates with today's strange times.Robert Harris is a true best seller and a great way to conclude S1. You can buy the book here: https://amzn.to/318Y6n3 We benefit from qualifying purchases. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 11mins

14 Oct 2020

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Mostly Books Meets . . .

In the podcast this week, we talk to best-selling author Robert Harris. Robert’s first novel, Fatherland, was published in 1992 to critical acclaim and he has since gone on to publish a further 13 novels, the latest of which, V2, was published on 17th September. Robert specialises is historical fiction and he’s well known for producing page turning thrillers that keep the reader guessing until the end. His work has been translated into forty languages, several of his books have been turned into films, and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

35mins

8 Oct 2020

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#019 - The Greenbrier (feat. Robert Harris)

The Golf Trip Authority

This week on The Golf Trip Authority:Located amid the breathtaking mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier is a National Historic Landmark and world-class resort that has been welcoming guests from around the world since 1778. The natural mineral springs that drew their first guests over 235 years ago continue to lure visitors to the 11,000 acre luxury retreat today. With a guest list that includes 27 of our country’s 45 Presidents, America’s Resort has long been a favorite destination of royalty, celebrities and business leaders. Today, The Greenbrier invites a new generation to come out and play. You and your buddies can enjoy 54 holes of golf trip goodness and indulge on a menu amazing adventures that make buddies trips truly memorable.  At the Greenbrier, you'll find endless buddies trip possibilities around every corner. Support the show (https://www.tripcaddie.com)

37mins

1 Oct 2020

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Robert Harris (V2)

Simon Mayo's Books Of The Year

Simon and Matt chat to the best-selling author of Fatherland and Munich. Robert Harris's new novel is a WWII thriller about a German rocket engineer, a former actress turned British spy, and the Nazi rocket program. It's November 1944, Willi Graf, a German rocket engineer, is launching Nazi Germany's V2 rockets at London from Occupied Holland. Kay Connolly, once an actress, now a young English Intelligence officer, ships out for Belgium to locate the launch sites and neutralize the threat. But when rumours of a defector circulate through the German ranks, Graf becomes a suspect. Unknown to each other, Graf and Connolly find themselves on opposite sides of the hunt for the saboteur.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

35mins

30 Sep 2020

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