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Thomas Harding

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Thomas Harding is a journalist who has written for the Sunday Times, Financial Times and the Guardian, among other publications. He co-founded a television station in Oxford, England, and for many years was an award-winning publisher of a newspaper in West Virginia. He lives in Hampshire.

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2016

The House by the Lake
Thomas Harding, prize-winning author of Hanns and Rudolf, talks to his cousin, James Harding, about The House by the Lake, the story of their family's German summer house. Thomas Harding intermingles narratives of the successive inhabitants of his family's modest family-built summer house, set on a beautiful lake outside Berlin, with concurrent events in Germany, from the late 19th century up to the present day.
 
Thomas Harding is a journalist who has written for The Sunday TimesThe FTThe Washington Post and The Guardian, among other publications. He is the author of The Sunday Times bestseller Hanns and Rudolf, which was shortlisted for the COSTA Biography Award in 2013.      
 
James Harding joined The FT in 1994, serving as Shanghai Correspondent, Media Editor and Washington Bureau Chief. He joined The Times in 2006 as Business and City Editor and was Editor from 2007 to 2012. He is currently Director of News and Current Affairs for the BBC and is the author of Alpha DogsHow Political Spin Became a Global Business.
 
Sunday, 28 February 2016
Thomas Harding, prize-winning author of Hanns and Rudolf, talks to his cousin, James Harding, about The House by the Lake, the story of their family's German summer house. Thomas Harding intermingles narratives of the successive inhabitants of his family's modest family-built summer house, set on a beautiful lake outside Berlin, with concurrent events in Germany, from the late 19th century up to the present day.
 

2014

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

It was only at his great-uncle’s funeral that Thomas Harding learned of his German relative’s extraordinary past. Hanns Alexander, an officer in the British army, was the man who tracked down and helped bring to justice the Commandant of Auschwitz. Harding tells for the first time the story of the capture of Rudolf Höss at the end of World War II by the German-born Jew.  Hanns and Rudolf is an astonishing tale of parallel and intersecting lives. 

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