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    • ISBN:9781510100237
    • Publication date:05 May 2016
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Escape from Rome

Book 1

By Caroline Lawrence

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The first in a brand new historical adventure series from million-copy-selling Caroline Lawrence, set in Roman Britain during the reign of the evil Emperor Domitian.

The first in a brand new historical adventure series from million-copy-selling Caroline Lawrence, set in Roman Britain during the reign of the evil Emperor Domitian.

The year is AD 94. When the evil Emperor Domitian sends soldiers to seize his family's home in the middle of the night, twelve-year-old Juba must escape with his brother and sisters, and journey to distant Britannia on the edge of the known world.

His task: To avoid capture and death.
His quest: To find a safe haven in Britain.
His destiny: To save the children.

Brand new exciting Roman series from the bestselling author of THE ROMAN MYSTERIES, perfect for children studying at Key Stage 2. Historical locations featured in book 1 are Rome, Ostia, Londinium and Fishbourne.

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  • ISBN: 9781510100220
  • Publication date: 05 May 2016
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  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
Promising to be just as thrilling and richly detailed as her Roman Mysteries. — THE BOOKSELLER
Full of thrills and excitement from the very first sentence. — Linda Lawlor, THE BOOKBAG
This exciting adventure really captures the attention as well as being packed with authentic historical detail — Sarah Brew, PARENTS IN TOUCH
There is an excellent history lesson nestling among all the adventures the children encounter — Ann Giles, The Book Witch
This is a very atmospheric, exciting story full of historical detail and surprises. — Debbie, PRIMARY TIMES - HAMPSHIRE
An interesting and exciting read that is extremely well researched. It is packed with accurate detail of everyday Roman life. The story is so well paced and involving that you don't realise just how much information you are absorbing. — SCHOOL LIBRARIAN on ROMAN MYSTERIES
This is a fast-paced, exciting and dramatic story... — Juliette, POP CLASSICS
A brilliant page-turner which will undoubtedly keep KS2 children on the edge of their seats. If only all historical fiction was as carefully researched as this. — ENGLISH 4-11
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