General Fiction
Recently Viewed
Pay by...

Visa, Visa Delta, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro, PayPal

The House of Rumour - Jake Arnott

The House of Rumour - Jake Arnott

Title: The House of Rumour

Author:  Jake Arnott

ISBN:  9780340922729

Weight:  927 g

Signed first edition, first printing



In stock, usually sent within 24 hours

Our price:  £17.99

The House of Rumour by Jake Arnott

Larry Zagorski spins wild tales of fantasy worlds for pulp magazines.  But as the Second World War hangs in the balance, the lines between imagination and reality are starting to blur.

In London, spymasters enlist occultists in the war of propaganda.  In Southern California, a charismatic rocket scientist summons dark forces and an SF writer founds a new religion.  In Munich, Nazis consult astrologists as they plot peace with the West and dominion over the East.  And a conspiracy is born that will ripple through the decades to come.

The truth, it seems, is stranger than anything Larry could invent.  But when he looks back on the 20th century, the past is as uncertain as the future.  Just where does truth end and illusion begin?

And what will you believe?

The House of Rumour is a novel of soaring ambition, a mind-expanding journey through the ideas that have put man on the moon yet brought us to the brink of self-destruction.

Peer & Press Reviews

The world of intelligence, the world of creativity, the world of the occult – all these dance round each other flirtatiously…  Whatever he touches on feels right, whether he has made it up or looked it up; this is a supremely intelligent book as well as a surprisingly warm one.

Roz Kaveney, Independent

A virtuoso blurring of fact and fantasy…  Highly entertaining and perhaps even mind-expanding, Arnott’s high-class conjuring act shows that truth really is stranger than fiction.

Phil Baker, Sunday Times

While all novelists are called upon to fictionalise reality, Jake Arnott stands out as a dark prince of confabulation…  The House of Rumour is a novel that seeks to fold time and space into a series of linked situations… this novel is more than a collection of obscure biographies; it’s also about timing and dislocation, and how life and history rest on what sci-fi readers may know as a “Jonbar Hinge”, a point at which the future could have taken a different path…  If this is that dark Prince Arnott’s Jonbar Hinge, the future looks bright.

Andrew Anthony, Observer

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: The House of Rumour
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed: On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint: Sceptre
Publication date:
Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9780340922729
ISBN 10: 0340922729
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 401
Size (h x w x d): 242 x 162 x 37mm
Design Credits
Author photograph: Cristian Barnett
Jacket photographs: Don Smith / Trigger Image | J-P Metsavainio / Science Photo Library (moon)

Other books you may like...
By Blood by Ellen Ullman
By Blood by Ellen Ullman
Signed edition£18.99
Modern Signed Editions Ltd