Winner of the Walter Scott Prize with An Officer and a Spy and the author of a row of brilliant bestsellers, Robert has a very rare gift – a combination of high intelligence, great writing and the ability to fashion page turning plots that keep readers up half the night. He is the supreme historical novelist, a prize-winner who tops the charts for months. Act of Oblivion is a masterly novel, much of it set in early colonial New England. Col. William Goffe and Col. Edward Whalley, the two men who signed the death warrant of King Charles I, are pursued relentlessly by Richard Nayler, an agent of Charles II’s Privy Council.
Act of Oblivion was chosen by four newspapers as Book of the Year for 2022.Photo © Nick Gregan
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