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5.0 out of 5 stars You Couldn't Make It Up, 10 Oct. 2011
This review is from: Selling Hitler: The Story of the Hitler Diaries (Paperback)
This is a first class account of the fake Hitler diaries by Robert Harris - if it was a work of fiction you'd think it was far fetched. The pace never relents and it is at times genuinely laugh-out-loud funny. A story of greed, deception, naivety and stupidity, this is the sort of book that will keep you up until the early hours - it really is unputdownable.

It's quite staggering how small time forger Konrad Kujau managed not only to produce 61 volumes of fake Hitler diaries over an 18 month period, but to fool publishing houses, handwriting experts and historians (including Hugh Trevor-Roper) into believing they were genuine. And Harris tells the tale perfectly and in great detail and the humour of the sorry saga is not lost on him for one moment. Highly recommended - I've read this book three times in the past 15 years.
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Initial post: 19 Oct 2011 10:13:41 BDT
Last edited by the author on 3 Feb 2012 22:58:03 GMT
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Great review. Have you read any of his fiction?

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