The world of the bestselling books and highly-acclaimed TV series brought to life in full colour.
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Here is the ultimate treasure trove for devotees of the Roman Mysteries - for fans of Caroline Lawrence's bestselling books, the highly-acclaimed CBBC TV series, or both! Flavia Gemina has decided to write a book and has enlisted the help of her friends and family. So join Flavia, Jonathan, Lupus, Nubia and other favourite characters on a behind-the-scenes journey into Roman life during the reign of Emperor Titus. Find out about sport and leisure, food and drink, fashion and beauty, slaves and freeborns, death and burial, architecture and politics. Read about the eruption of Vesuvius and discover quirky facts about Roman emperors. Plus find out how Caroline Lawrence conducts her rigorous research for each book. With brand-new maps, insightful, lively text by Caroline Lawrence and stunning full-colour photographs from the TV series, this is a book to return to time and again. Caroline Lawrence is American. She grew up in California and came to England when she won a scholarship to Cambridge to study Classical Archaeology, which she followed with a degree in Hebrew and Jewish studies at the University of London. She lives by the river in London with her husband, a graphic designer. She is the author of The First and Second Roman Mysteries Quiz Books, Trimalchio's Feast and Other Mini-mysteries, as well as the seventeen novels in the Roman Mysteries sequence, which are published or forthcoming: The Thieves of Ostia, The Secrets of Vesuvius, The Pirates of Pompeii, The Assassins of Rome, The Dolphins of Laurentum, The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina, The Enemies of Jupiter, The Gladiators from Capua, The Colossus of Rhodes, The Fugitive from Corinth, The Sirens of Surrentum, The Charioteer of Delphi, The Slave-girl from Jerusalem, The Beggar of Volubilis, The Scribe from Alexandria, The Prophet from Ephesus and The Man from Pomegranate Street.