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The House of Rumour

By Jake Arnott

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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?

Biographical Notes

Born in 1961, Jake Arnott lives in London. His first novel, The Long Firm, was a major critical and popular success. It was subsequently made into a BBC TV series, which was nominated for two BAFTA awards. His second novel, He Kills Coppers, was also made into a series by Channel 4. He has since published the novels truecrime, Johnny Come Home, The Devil's Paintbrush, The House of Rumour and, most recently, The Fatal Tree.

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  • ISBN: 9780340922736
  • Publication date: 28 Mar 2013
  • Page count: 416
  • Imprint: Sceptre
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 Rumour is 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
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