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Assassins of Rome (Roman Mysteries #4)

Author(s): Caroline Lawrence

Children's fiction

Jonathan goes on a secret quest to Rome, and Flavia, Nubia and Lupus set out to find him. Their dangerous mission takes them to the Golden House of Nero where a deadly assassin is rumoured to be at work - and they learn what happened to Jonathan's family during the terrible destruction of Jerusalem nine years earlier.


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A unique concept that is proving immensely popular with children Authentic detail and great storytelling Series sold in 17 territories already Great for schools - the Romans are Key Stages 1 and 2 Inspiration for the prime time BBC TV series Over 900,000 copies of the series sold in the UK alone

"Word of mouth recommendations, and school visits by the author, who describes such fascinating props as the sponge on a stick that the Romans used to wipe their bottoms, have made Caroline Lawrence's Roman Mysteries into one of the success stories of the year. Her novels...are informed by her scholarly knowledge of the classics. Her latest and darkest is The Assassins of Rome." - Nicolette Jones The Sunday Times, 1 December 2002 "Word is spreading about Caroline Lawrence's Roman Mysteries set in ancient Italy. The author's classical and Hebrew scholarship underpins the lively, modern tone of the thrilling adventures of four young detectives." - Nicolette Jones The Sunday Times "...the latest in the exciting 'Roman Mysteries' series, which provide an extremely palatable and accurate introduction to ancient Rome...This series is ideal for anyone planning to take children on home to Rome or Pompeii" The Spectator, 14-21 December 2002 "Lawrence has succeeded in not only recreating the world of Ancient Rome, but has also written some really exciting, child-centred thriller stories...As the plot gathers we meet a whole cast of richly developed characters in a Roman world as vividly as if we were today. A really great read for any youngster with a taste for history." Northern Echo, 25 August 2003

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 now lives in London with her English husband and teaches Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Art and French to children.

General Fields

  • : 9781842550236
  • : Orion Publishing Co
  • : Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • : April 2003
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 16mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Caroline Lawrence
  • : Paperback
  • : 823.92
  • : 224
  • : 2 Map(s)