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A monster of a book but never dull, 4 Nov 2012
I have always been fascinated about the story of Alexander the Great but never managed to find a book that really brought the story to life. Well I'm pleased to say the wait is over! Christian Cameron tells the story through the eyes of Ptolemy - a boyhood friend and later general in Alexander's army. Despite its nearly 800 pages, the book never flags and makes you feel part of Alexander's "inner circle". How history should be told.