It was a happy day that brought [Butterworth and Laurence] together and begat this book... This is history at its best.. (THE TIMES (27/5/06)
It is hard to believe that a fresh and new approach [to Pompeii] is possible. Yet Butterworth and Laurence have performed the unexpected in this evocative new study. (HISTORY TODAY
Butterworth and Laurence document the details of daily life with gusto. (OBSERVER (4/6/06)
A visceral history of Pompeii - the living city brought back to life.