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The Beggar of Volubilis: Roman Mysteries #14

Author(s): Caroline Lawrence

Children's fiction

Flavia and her friends are on a quest for the Emperor Titus - to steal a valuable gemstone known as 'Nero's Eye'. The Delphic Oracle prophesied that whoever owns the gem will rule Rome - so Titus is determined to claim it for himself. Their travels take them across the Roman province of Mauretania, from Sabratha (in modern Libya) to Volubilis (Morocco). As they travel on a caravan across the desert they encounter slave-traders, pantomime actors and a wild animal stampede. The detectives must consider another quest: what has happened to Uncle Gaius? Meanwhile, Flavia faces some tough decisions about her future.

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Book 14 of a series which has sold over a million copies since publication in September 2001 and on which two CBBC TV series have been based. Caroline's profile is at its peak - she was a World Book Day 1 book author in February 2007, Author of the Month in April, and is frequently the subject of media interest in print and on radio. Her books are always favourite picks in retail promotions. Terrific storytelling combined with authentic historical detail. Caroline's depth of research and empathy with the period are unparalleled. Rights sold in 17 territories. Extensive spin-off publishing carries on into 2008, to tie in with the TV series and consolidate fantastic growth in sales.

'A great read for kids' DAILY EXPRESS

Caroline Lawrence is American. She won a scholarship to Cambridge to read Classical Archaeology, then did a degree in Hebrew and Jewish Studies at University College, London. She lives with her husband, a graphic designer, by the river in London and, in addition to writing her books, is very active as a speaker in schools and at book festivals.

General Fields

  • : 9781842556047
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • : 0.255
  • : February 2008
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Caroline Lawrence
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 272
  • : Historical fiction
  • : 1 Diagram(s),1 Line Drawing(s),1 Map(s)