BESTSELLING author Robert Harris is to visit Abingdon to give a talk about his new novel.

On Monday, at 7.30pm at Abingdon School’s Amey Theatre, Mr Harris will be in conversation with broadcaster Howard Bentham.

The author of Fatherland, Pompeii and Munich will speak about his newly-published thriller The Second Sleep.

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The historical novel features a young priest, Christopher Fairfax in 1468, arriving in a remote Exmoor village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor.

Tickets are £20 and include a copy of The Second Sleep.

The event is being organised by Mostly Books in Stert Street.

Doors open at 6.45pm for a 7.30pm start. Mr Harris will sign copies of his book after the event.