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The Resource The Course Of Honour, Lindsey Davis

The Course Of Honour, Lindsey Davis

Label
The Course Of Honour
Title
The Course Of Honour
Statement of responsibility
Lindsey Davis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Tells the story of the Emperor Vespasian, who brought peace to Rome after years of strife, and his mistress, the freed slave woman Caenis. This book recreates Ancient Rome's most turbulent period - the reigns of Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero and Vespasian's rise to power.
  • "One of the best of the current writers in this field" -- Donna Leon The Times "Surely the best historical detective in the business" -- Mike Ripley Daily Telegraph "The whole thing is splendid. It has everything: mystery, pace wit, fascinating scholarship ... she brings imperial Rome to life." -- Ellis Peters
Biographical or historical data
Lindsey Davis has written over twenty historical novels, beginning with The Course of Honour. Her bestselling mystery series features laid-back First Century detective Marcus Didius Falco and his partner Helena Justina, plus friends, relations, pets and bitter enemy the Chief Spy. After an English degree at Oxford University Lindsey joined the Civil Service, but became a professional author in 1989. Her books are translated into many languages and have been dramatized on BBC Radio 4. Her many prizes include the Premio Colosseo, awarded by the Mayor of Rome 'for enhancing the image of Rome', the Sherlock award for Falco as Best Comic Detective and the Crimewriters' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement. For more information, please visit www.lindseydavis.co.uk.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
Dewey number
AF
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Summary expansion
'He has no money, no reputation and no famous ancestors.' The love story of the Emperor Vespasian, who brought peace to Rome after years of strife, and his mistress, the freed slave woman Caenis, this book recreates Ancient Rome's most turbulent period - the reigns of Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero and Vespasian's rise to power. As their forbidden romance blossoms, Caenis is embroiled in political intrigue, while Vespasian embarks on a glorious career. Years pass, then Vespasian risks all in the climactic struggle for power - bringing hope for Rome, but a threat to the relationship that has endured for so long
Target audience
general
Label
The Course Of Honour, Lindsey Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Paperback. B-format paperback
Control code
9780099515258
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
Extent
352 p.
Isbn
9780099515258
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The Course Of Honour, Lindsey Davis
Publication
Note
Paperback. B-format paperback
Control code
9780099515258
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
Extent
352 p.
Isbn
9780099515258
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

Library Locations

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      108 Ladbroke Grove North Kensington, London, W11 1PZ, GB
      51.5166745 -0.2092129
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