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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Barbican Press; 1 edition (4 Feb. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1909954160
  • ISBN-13: 978-1909954168
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 461,070 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Warning: Reading Rufius may induce forbidden thoughts. Also laughter, wonderment, and a discombobulating sensation of time travel. Proceed with caution but by all means, proceed! --Steven Saylor

Reminds me of Marguerite Yourcenar. Armed with the hypnotic prose of a pedigree writer, Sarah Walton shows how we got here and the wonders, beliefs and wit we have left behind forever. --Jose Luis de Juan - author of THIS BREATHING WORLD

IN THIS novel, Sarah Walton comprehensively excavates the sights, disputes and social structures of the port of Alexandria in the quarter century leading up to the inter-faith massacres and wholesale destruction of the city's famous library by Nicene Christian mobs in 391 AD. In doing so, she reveals the loosening threads of a society once renowned for its tolerance, dissent and learning through the interlinked voices of three characters. The publishers compare Walton's work to the novels of Mary Renault and, while that is partly true, in her remarkably adroit handling of the intersections between the big questions of faith and politics and the smaller-scale concerns of relationships and identity, there are elements that would not be out of place in novels by Gore Vidal set in the classical era. Highly recommended. --Morning Star - Paul Simon

About the Author

Sarah Walton was born in 70s London. In the 80s she partied. In the 90s she partied harder, studied literature in France and Spain, founded a dot.com and went to Silicon Valley. A bump on the head wiped out a few years. Sarah advises governments and businesses on digital. She has also been a creative writing tutor at the University of Hull, club VJ, designer, dancer, programmer and the worst waitress in the world. She threw away her first novel as she thought it was rubbish. Busy writing a new psychic mystery novel, Sarah has a PhD in Creative Writing. She lives on the edge of the South Downs with two Italian greyhounds.


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