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Not the Romans we learned about at school!
on 6 July 2013
I am a fan of historical crime fiction but normally I would not touch anything connected with Ancient Rome. Jane Finnis, however, has avoided the mere bolting of a crime plot onto a school history lesson which so often characterizes this genre, and has created a likeable cast of characters dealing with believable situations. By setting her books in Roman Britain she engages our attention and we identify more closely with her heroine. Aurelia is a strong woman with a mind of her own; she does not always think in the same way that we do, but she is always believable and the series is an entertaining read. I will certainly be looking for more episodes in the future.