"The [book] is both scholarly and racy... She has produced a book to be commended." --The Sunday Times
'There is much to learn from these two books and much enjoyment to be had from them'
`There is much to learn from these two books and much enjoyment to be had from them'
`...The First Ladies of Rome is an illuminating story.' -- The Critics
"Brings a wonderfully rich, varied and original range of evidence to bear on the reality of their extraordinary lives" --Bettany Hughes, author of Helen of Troy
"Eloquently written, this is a long-overdue reappraisal of some of the most intriguing and powerful women in history" --Alison Weir, author of The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn
"A tour de force of research.....The First Ladies of Rome is an illuminating story" --Mail on Sunday
"A delight from start to finish - a vivid, exciting and very readable account" --Lancashire Evening Post
"Freisenbruch has managed the feat of writing a history book that has the page-turning qualities of a novel"
--Blackmore Vale Magazine
"Annelise Freisenbruch delivers considerable scholarship in a lovely, easy-going way"
--Harry Mount, author of Amo, Amas, Amat... and All That
`The author brings to life some of the toughest, most colourful women who ever existed.' --The Sunday Times
`excellent history...the stories Freisenbruch tells of political machinations and literary aspirations are among the most fascinating of any historical period.' --The Independent on Sunday
`bewitchingly enjoyable study.' --Guardian