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The Roman Mysteries: The Gladiators from Capua: Book 8
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Caroline Lawrence
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The Roman Mysteries: The Gladiators from Capua: Book 8

Caroline Lawrence



Children's & Educational;
Historical fiction (Children's&YA)


224 pages

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March AD 80. In Rome, the Emperor Titus has announced that there will be a hundred days of games to open his new Flavian amphitheatre (now known as the Colosseum). Suspecting that their friend Jonathan is not dead, as they had thought, Flavia, Nubia and Lupus organise an invitation to Rome on the pretence of witnessing this historic event.

Their search for Jonathan leads them straight to the games, where they must face wild beasts, criminals, conspirators and gladiators. It is Nubia's turn to employ all her courage and talents, and before the end of the story she is called upon to make the most terrible choice.

A heart-pounding behind-the-scenes account of gladiator fights, executions and beast fights makes this one of the most exciting Roman Mysteries yet.

By:   Caroline Lawrence
Imprint:   Orion
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   No. 8
Dimensions:   Height: 199mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   219g
ISBN:   9781842551233
ISBN 10:   184255123X
Series:   The Roman Mysteries
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   March 2005
Recommended Age:   From 9
Audience:   General/trade ,  Children/juvenile ,  9-11 years ,  ELT Advanced ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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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.

As always with Caroline Lawrence, the research is impeccable and the ancient Rome she depicts is very real - Elizabeth Hawksley 'Immensely readable' - TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT 'An interesting and exciting read that is extremely well researched. It is packed with accurate detail of everyday Roman life. The story is so well paced and involving that you don't realise just how much information you are absorbing' - SCHOOL LIBRARIAN On THE SECRETS OF VESUVIUS

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