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From Ostia to Alexandria,
This review is from: From Ostia to Alexandria with Flavia Gemina: Travels with Flavia Gemina (The Roman Mysteries) (Paperback)
'From Ostia to Alexandria' is one of the best books I have read! And, indeed, it took me one sitting to read it cover to cover. The book contains wonderful extracts from Caroline Lawrence's research notebooks, all the sights, smells and sounds in Italy, Greece and Africa. Each chapter goes deeply into those countries, to places such as Rome but also to Rhodes and Morocco. Each section has 'Twelve Tasks to do around Rome', and so on. They are immensely fun and interesting, including Find the Two-headed Sheep in Tripoli, in Libya and in Rome, Find the Temple of Hercules.
The guide also includes tips for keeping safe when travelling, and amazing photos of areas such as Naples. Caroline Lawrence also describes in her notebook extracts, experiences such as having a massage in Morocco and searching for dolphins in Rhodes.
Altogether, this is a remarkable book that can be read over and over, again and again.