Caroline Lawrence - The Beggar of Volubilis - Hachette Children's Group

The Beggar of Volubilis

Book 14

By Caroline Lawrence

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Book 14 in the detectives' case file is set in Morocco - the most exotic location of all the Roman Mysteries.

Flavia and her friends are on a quest for the Emperor Titus - to steal a valuable gemstone known as 'Nero's Eye'. The Delphic Oracle prophesied that whoever owns the gem will rule Rome - so Titus is determined to claim it for himself. Their travels take them across the Roman province of Mauretania, from Sabratha (in modern Libya) to Volubilis (Morocco). As they travel on a caravan across the desert they encounter slave-traders, pantomime actors and a wild animal stampede. The detectives must consider another quest: what has happened to Uncle Gaius? Meanwhile, Flavia faces some tough decisions about her future.

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  • ISBN: 9781444003642
  • Publication date: 09 Dec 2010
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  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books