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  • Published: 1 January 2010
  • ISBN: 9780099527923
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $19.99

Enigma




A number one bestselling war thriller from the award-winning master of the literary and historical thriller genre: Robert Harris. Adapted into an award-winning film, with screenplay by Tom Stoppard, starring Kate Winslet and Saffron Burrows.

Bletchley Park: the top-secret landmark of World War Two, where a group of young people were fighting to defeat Hitler, and win the war. March 1943, the Second World War hangs in the balance, and at Bletchley Park a brilliant young codebreaker is facing a double nightmare. The Germans have unaccountably changed their U-boat Enigma code, threatening a massive Allied defeat. And as suspicion grows that there may be a spy inside Bletchley, Jericho's girlfriend, the beautiful and mysterious Claire Romilly suddenly disappears.

  • Published: 1 January 2010
  • ISBN: 9780099527923
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Robert Harris

Robert Harris is the author of thirteen bestselling novels: the Cicero Trilogy - Imperium, Lustrum and Dictator - Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, The Ghost, The Fear Index, An Officer and a Spy, which won four prizes including the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, Conclave, Munich and The Second Sleep. Several of his books have been filmed, including The Ghost, which was directed by Roman Polanski. His work has been translated into forty languages and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives in West Berkshire with his wife, Gill Hornby. His next book, V2, is coming out in autumn 2020.

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Praise for Enigma

Enigma totally gripped me

Sunday Times

After the resounding success of his first novel, Fatherland, the question was what would Robert Harris do for an encore? This is his resounding answer

Mail on Sunday

Extraordinarily good... undoubtedly the best thriller of the year, and perhaps of several years to come

Evening Standard

I finished the book regretful it had ended, and full of wonder at this extraordinary world, people and achievements it evoked

Observer

The brilliance of Enigma is that it gives readers the sense of being contemporary with its characters and then leads them on a dark journey of discovery to arrive at another of the Second World War's blackest horror stories, one not fully admitted until half a century later... Altogether top-class stuff

The Times

Blends carefully researched fact with brilliantly realised fiction... a compulsive page turner until its surprising secrets are finally decrypted

Daily Mail

A first class plot... the characters steadily evolve and deepen. Out of wartime Cambridge and Bletchley lurches the computer age

Daily Telegraph

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