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The Sewer Demon: The Roman Mystery Scrolls 1 [Paperback]

Caroline Lawrence , Helen Forte
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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Review

Fans of Caroline Lawrence's earlier series of mysteries set in Ancient Rome have enjoyed both the thrilling adventures of the four young friends, and the authentic detail which brought those stories so vividly to life. And now, with the adventures of Threptus, readers from about six or seven years of age can enjoy the same delights. (THE BOOKBAG)

I would give this book a five-star rating for the funny way it's written. I discovered that 'naso' is Latin for nose! (Sebastian, aged 8)

The younger reader, and the Classicist of every age, is drawn into and around the streets of Ostia through Lawrence's detailed and flirtatious description (The Classics Library 2012-01-24)

The adventures are action-packed and hilarious, so kids aged 7 and upwards will love them (Liverpool Echo 2012-01-30)

In the grand tradition of Scooby-Doo, this book gives kids all the thrills of encounters with demons and spirits, while always providing a more mundane (though in this case still fairly exciting!) solution to go with its real-world setting. (Pop Classics 2012-01-31)

The Sewer Demon ... has humour a plenty. It also has a tight plot, a very accurate sense of place and culture, and characters you will fall in love with. Oh, and there's plenty of historical facts too ... Perfect for both avid and reluctant readers ... An exciting and informative read indeed. (THE AWFULLY BIG BLOG ADVENTURE)

Though quite short, the story has the feel and detail of a longer novel. It is engaging, funny, fast-paced and full of lavatorial humour. Thoroughly enjoyable! (CAROUSEL 2012-07-01)

Book Description

An extension of The Roman Mysteries brand, featuring an irresistible new hero, Threptus, who helps solve the mystery of a house haunted by a demon!

From the Back Cover

Threptus, once a beggar boy in the Ancient Roman port of Ostia, has joined forces with Floridius - freelance soothsayer, prophet and dealer in sacred chickens. Now he finds himself struggling to outwit the law, solve mysteries and even fight 'demons'!

Join Threptus and Floridius on their hilarious and action-packed adventures among Rome's superstitious underclass, and don't miss this ruder, funnier and still historically accurate version of The Roman Mysteries.

www.orionbooks.co.uk

ISBN 978 1 4440 0455 7

£6.99

About the Author

Caroline Lawrence is American. She lives with her husband by the river in London and is active as a speaker in schools and at book festivals. She took part in the British Museum's POMPEII LIVE event, giving talks that were streamed to schools all over the UK, and she is the winner of the 2009 CLASSICS ASSOCIATION PRIZE for 'a significant contribution to the public understanding of Classics'. In addition to the 17 novels in the ROMAN MYSTERIES sequence, Caroline Lawrence has written five spin-off titles, all of which have contributed to total UK sales in excess of 1 million copies. Her latest new series is THE P.K. PINKERTON MYSTERIES. Visit Caroline's website at http://www.carolinelawrence.com and follow her on Twitter @CarolineLawrenc. Visit The P. K. Pinkerton Mysteries website at http://www.pkpinkerton.com, follow on Twitter @PK_Pinkerton, like on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/PK-Pinkerton/16580907343875 and read the blog at http://tomboycowgirl.blogspot.co.uk.
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