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Philippe Sands and Ian Rankin – in conversation with Baroness Helena Kennedy

Join us for what promises to be a fascinating meeting of minds, as Philippe Sands and Ian Rankin discuss their latest works, in conversation with Baroness Helena Kennedy QC.

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Tuesday 25th May, 2021 @ 7:30 pm

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About the Event

Join us for what promises to be a fascinating meeting of minds, as Philippe Sands and Ian Rankin discuss their latest works, in conversation with Baroness Helena Kennedy QC.

Philippe Sands QC, one of the UKs most prominent human rights barristers and author of the Baillie Gifford Prize-winning East West Street, will discuss his latest book, The Ratline, a riveting real-life thriller offering a unique account of a senior Nazi SS officers life as a fugitive, which was shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of the Year 2020.

Internationally bestselling novelist Ian Rankins latest book featuring John Rebus, A Song for the Dark Times, also features a missing husband, and explores themes of family, fatherhood, and of course, the nature of crime.

Long admirers of each others writing, Philippe and Ian will discuss the themes that join these two works together, their writing and their careers, and youll even get the chance to put your own questions to these two exceptional writers at this unique online event.This event will be broadcast on Zoom, please make sure you have this installed and updated on your chosen device.

Please note that the Ticket Book options for this event require a UK postal address. Please do not select these options if you do not have a UK postal address as you may not receive the books. Postage will be made after the event, so delivery is likely to be after the publication date.

About the Book

The Ratline
The Ratline

Philippe Sands, QC

Publisher:Orion Publishing Co

Publication date:16 Apr 2020

ISBN:9781474608121

4.38 out of 5
11 reviews
"the picture he evokes is unfailingly clear and lively"
The Spectator
"(a) grim page-turning life story of a Nazi"
Evening Standard
"A marathon more than a sprint, but the slog is well worth it."
Irish Times
"a taut and finely crafted factual thriller, reminiscent in density and pace of John le Carré"
The Observer
"a compelling piece of forensic historical research"
The Daily Telegraph
"As Phillips Sands’ The Ratline explores, Nazis' complicity in genocide didn’t stop Americans trying to recruit them."
New Statesman
"Sands presents a riveting Nazi love story in four parts"
Times Literary Supplement
"“The Ratline” is a Nazi love story, but a fascinating and important one, told in vivid detail"
The New York Times
"(an) enthralling and eagerly anticipated (certainly by me) follow-up to his Baillie Gifford-winning East West Street"
The Bookseller
"Sands’s untangling of the mysteries surrounding Otto von Wächter is masterfully done"
The Sunday Times

The new book by the winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize and author of the Sunday Times bestseller EAST WEST STREET - a historical detective story that sets out to uncover the truth behind what happened to leading Nazi Otto von Wachter