Hardcover: 340 pages Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.; 1st edition (January 14, 1999) Language: English ISBN-10: 0805059628 ISBN-13: 978-0805059625 Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.3 x 9.3 inches Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
Philip Kerr was born in Edinburgh in 1956 and read Law at university. Having learned nothing as an undergraduate lawyer he stayed on as postgraduate and read Law and Philosophy, most of this German, which was when and where he first became interested in German twentieth century history and, in particular, the Nazis. Following university he worked as a copywriter at a number of advertising agencies, including Saatchi & Saatchi, during which time he wrote no advertising slogans of any note. He spent most of his time in advertising researching an idea he’d had for a novel about a Berlin-based policeman, in 1936.