Robert Harris

Illustrated by Robert Carter

Introduced by Graham Hurley

Immerse yourself in a world of suspense and speculation in Robert Harris’s best-selling detective novel that poses an alternative history to Hilter’s Nazi reign. Newly presented by Folio, the title is introduced by British crime novelist Graham Hurley and illustrated by award-winning artist, Robert Carter.

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‘To nourish fiction with fact, to spice the workings of a thriller plot with playful asides about our new Nazi masters makes – says I – for a deeply satisfying read.’
  1. Graham Hurley, from his introduction

1960s Germany. Adolf Hitler holds firmly onto power and the Nazi regime has survived. As Hitler’s 75th birthday approaches, detective Xavier March uncovers a conspiracy that threatens to derail the regime once and for all…

A multi-million bestseller, Fatherland was Robert Harris’s first foray into fiction. Filled with intense tension and bold storytelling, his alternative history is expertly captured by award-winning artist Robert Carter, who provides a series of atmospheric illustrations and a powerful binding and slipcase design. British crime novelist Graham Hurley praises both the author’s literary talent and the story’s cultural significance in his introduction to the special Folio edition.

Bound in printed and blocked cloth 

Set in Sabon with Adhesive Nr. Seven as display 

352 pages 

Black & white illustrated title page spread plus 7 colour illustrations 

1 black and white map, 1 plan 

Plain slipcase with printed image inside 

9 ½˝ x 6 ¼˝   

Printed in Germany 

‘What does it mean to rewrite history? Thrilling and compulsive, Robert Harris's Fatherland combines historical prowess and literary suspense in a way that captivates readers from the very first sentence’
  1. Sinéad O'Callaghan, Fiction Editor, The Folio Society

Robert Harris’s effortless writing style and immersive approach to research firmly places him as one of the great modern exponents of historical fiction. Provoking and subversive, Fatherland confronts a dark history that the world escaped, magnifying the horrors of history that mirror the current flux of global communities today. When a prominent Nazi official is murdered, Xavier March is sent to investigate. All clues for motive lead back to the Wannsee Conference. But what happened here? And why are Nazis being murdered within their own ranks? Together with an American journalist, March reveals a terrible secret, one which could change history and rewrite the course of the world forever. An incredible thrilling masterpiece, Fatherland can be devoured by generations to come in this iconic Folio collector’s edition.

About Robert Harris

Robert Harris’s bestselling first novel, Fatherland (1992, Folio 2024), has been followed by 14 other novels to date, notably the ‘Cicero trilogy’. The trilogy was successfully adapted for the stage by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Harris’s most recent book is Act of Oblivion (2022), set in Restoration England. He was raised in Nottingham and Leicestershire and educated at Cambridge, where he was president of the Cambridge Union and editor of Varsity, the student newspaper. Before becoming a novelist Harris worked as a journalist on current affairs programmes for the BBC and as a Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph columnist and served as political editor of the Observer. For his novel An Officer and a Spy (2013) he won the Walter Scott Prize, and his screenplay for the film adaptation secured him a César Award.

About Graham Hurley

Graham Hurley is a British crime novelist best known for the DI Joe Faraday series of thirteen books, set in Portsmouth, several of which have been adapted for TV. Hurley’s other books include a number of international thrillers and, most recently, a series of novels set in the Second World War; the latest is Kyiv (2021), about the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. He was born in Essex and studied at Cambridge, before working in television as a scriptwriter, researcher and director; notably, he was involved with filming the discovery of the Titanic.

About Robert Carter

Robert Carter (a.k.a. Cracked Hat) has been a professional illustrator since 2002. Born in St Albans, England, he moved to Ontario, Canada, at an early age, where he went on to study art and illustration at Sheridan College’s prestigious Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design. With a background in traditional oil painting, Carter applies these skills in the digital realm: digital painting is now his preferred working method. Carter has received the 2019 Patrick Nagel Award of Excellence from the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators and a Silver for Best in Illustration at the 2018 National Magazine Awards, and he was one of Creative Quarterly’s Best 100 of 2018, among other accolades. His work for The Folio Society includes The Godfather (1969, Folio 2020) and Fatherland (1992, Folio 2024). Carter now lives and works in Waterloo, Ontario. 


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