From Ostia To Alexandria With Flavia Gemina by Caroline Lawrence
  

From Ostia To Alexandria With Flavia Gemina

Written by Caroline Lawrence

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A wondrous behind-the-scenes tour of the exotic locations which have inspired the phenomenally successful Roman Mysteries by the same author. Fans of the series will relish this ‘alternative’ travel guide and armchair read. Parents and children will find it enormously useful when looking to explore the locations in which the Roman mysteries are set – from Morocco to Libya and from Ostia to Surrentum. Also available by the same author is The Scribes from Alexandria.

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From Ostia To Alexandria With Flavia Gemina by Caroline Lawrence

From Morocco to Libya, from Ostia to Surrentum - Caroline Lawrence has travelled widely to give the Roman Mysteries unrivalled authenticity among historical novels. Her research trips have yielded a dazzling array of insights that allow Caroline to vividly re-imagine the ancient world and to bring her characters and stories to life. This book gathers together anecdotes, factual information and advice for children and their families looking to explore exotic locations, as well as offering compelling background to the real world behind the bestselling Roman Mysteries novels.

About the Author

Caroline Lawrence

Caroline Lawrence was our Guest Editor in September 2102 - Click here to see her selections.

Caroline Lawrence was born in London. Her American parents returned to the United States shortly afterwards and she grew up in Bakersfield, California with her younger brother and sister. Her father taught English and drama in a local high school and her mother was an artist.

When she was twelve, Caroline's family moved to Stanford University in northern California so that her father could study Linguistics. Caroline inherited her father's love of words and her mother's love of art. She subsequently studied Classics at Berkeley, where she won a Marshall Scholarship to Cambridge. There, at Newnham College, she studied Classical Art and Archaeology.

The books in the series are:
The Thieves of Ostia
The Secrets of Vesuvius
The Pirates of Pompeii
The Assassins of Rome
The Dolphins of Laurentum
The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina
The Enemies of Jupiter
The Gladiators from Capua
The Colossus of Rhodes
The Fugitive from Corinth
The Sirens of Surrentum
The Charioteer of Delphi
The Slave Girl from Jerusalem
The Beggar of Volubilis
The Scribes from Alexandria
The Prophet from Ephesus
And finally…
The Man from Pomegranate Street

THE ROMAN MYSTERIES have sold over 1.1 million copies since its introduction in 2001 and in 2009 won the Classical Association Prize for 'a significant contribution to the public understanding of Classics' THE ROMAN MYSTERIES has been recognised as having an exemplary combination of entertainment and education.

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Paperback

Author

Caroline Lawrence
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Author's Website

www.carolinelawrence.com/

Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Publication date

29th May 2008

ISBN

9781842556658

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