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    • ISBN:9781510100268
    • Publication date:06 Oct 2016
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The Archers of Isca

Book 2

By Caroline Lawrence

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

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

Britannia AD 94. On the run from the Emperor Domitian, fifteen-year-old Fronto has joined the Roman army in order to find the security and structure he craves. But when his younger sister Ursula is captured by a terrifying Druid called Snakebeard, he must make an impossible decision. Can he leave the army, when desertion is punishable by death?

His desire: To become a good soldier
His quest: To rescue his sister
His destiny: To find his place in Roman Britain

From the bestselling author of THE ROMAN MYSTERIES, perfect for children studying at Key Stage 2. Historical locations featured in this book are a British Iron Age Village, Bath Spa and the fortress at Caerleon.

Biographical Notes

Caroline Lawrence is American. She lives with her husband by the river in London and is active as a speaker in schools and at book festivals. She took part in the British Museum's POMPEII LIVE event, giving talks that were streamed to schools all over the UK, and she is the winner of the 2009 CLASSICS ASSOCIATION PRIZE for 'a significant contribution to the public understanding of Classics'. In addition to the 17 novels in the ROMAN MYSTERIES sequence, Caroline Lawrence has written five spin-off titles, all of which have contributed to total UK sales in excess of 1 million copies.

Visit Caroline's website at www.carolinelawrence.com and follow her on Twitter @CarolineLawrenc.

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  • Publication date: 06 Oct 2016
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Promising to be just as thrilling and richly detailed as her Roman Mysteries. — THE BOOKSELLER
This exciting adventure really captures the attention as well as being packed with authentic historical detail — Sarah Brew, PARENTS IN TOUCH on ESCAPE FROM ROME
There is an excellent history lesson nestling among all the adventures the children encounter — Ann Giles, THE BOOK WITCH on ESCAPE FROM ROME
Full of thrills and excitement from the very first sentence. — Linda Lawlor, THE BOOKBAG on ESCAPE FROM ROME
This is a very atmospheric, exciting story full of historical detail and surprises. — Debbie, PRIMARY TIMES - HAMPSHIRE on ESCAPE FROM ROME
Immensely readable — TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT on ROMAN MYSTERIES
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
Instantly accessible adventure ... trans-century appeal — THE GUARDIAN on ROMAN MYSTERIES
As with all Caroline's books, this story educates as it entertains. I have learned more about life in Roman Britain through these books than I ever did from more historical texts — Bookwitch
a gripping tale — Elizabeth Hawksley, The Historical Novel Society Review
Orion Children's Books

Return to Rome

Caroline Lawrence
Authors:
Caroline Lawrence

The fourth and final book in the new historical adventure series from million copy selling Caroline Lawrence, set in Roman Britain during the reign of the evil Emperor Domitian.AD 96. Bouda, an orphaned British girl with a troubled past, has been helping Juba and his siblings since they first arrived in Britannia. For almost two years they have been in hiding from the Emperor Domitian's agents. But now information has come to light that could bring down the tyrant. When Juba and his sister decide to return to Rome with the man who has this evidence, Bouda goes with them. But is it ever right to kill a tyrant?From the bestselling author of THE ROMAN MYSTERIES, perfect for children studying at Key Stage 2.

Orion Children's Books

Death in the Arena

Caroline Lawrence
Authors:
Caroline Lawrence

Third in a new historical adventure series from million copy selling Caroline Lawrence, set in Roman Britain during the reign of the evil Emperor Domitian.Eleven-year-old Ursula is happily learning to be a Druid in the woods of Britannia. But then she is asked to go on a quest to find a boy who was abducted as a baby. Will her mystical training equip her for life on the road - with a troupe of Roman pantomime dancers and beast hunters? Her task: to adapt to life in the arena Her quest: to find the boy everyone is seekingHer destiny: to protect children and animalsFrom the bestselling author of THE ROMAN MYSTERIES, perfect for children studying at Key Stage 2.

Orion Children's Books

Escape from Rome

Caroline Lawrence
Authors:
Caroline Lawrence

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.

Orion Children's Books

The Case of the Bogus Detective

Caroline Lawrence
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The final whip-cracking adventure in the P.K. Pinkerton series from million-selling author Caroline Lawrence.When P.K's father, Robert Pinkerton, suddenly appears in Virginia City, P.K.'s life turns upside down. Suddenly she's having to learn how to be a 'girly-girl' in a cunning plot to outwit silver thieves. But it seems the thieves are one step ahead! Has P.K. finally met her match or can she use her detective skills to turn the situation on its head and impress her private-eye pa?A gripping rollercoaster ride of a tale packed with Wild West authenticity and atmosphere from this bestselling author.

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Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. George's dog Timmy sniffs out an adventure when he spots some suspicious-looking passengers on a train. He is very interested in one of them, but what has he spotted?Can the Famous Five solve this mystery?In addition to the Famous Five novels, Enid Blyton wrote a clutch of short stories based on the characters. These were published in magazines and collected in the Famous Five Short Story Collection (Hodder). For the first time, the complete and original text of Five and a Half-Term Adventure (1956) appears in an individual volume, illustrated with brand new colour art by Jamie Littler.

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The Two-faced God

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The Thunder Omen

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Threptus the former beggar boy has teamed up with Floridius, a soothsayer and seller of sacred chickens. Together they earn a living helping people solve problems and mysteries. In this third book of the series, it is the time of Saturnalia - when all the rules are turned upside down and chaos ensues. Threptus is enjoying the mayhem but the thunder omens are disturbing. Can Threptus help his friend matchmake and avoid the disaster threatened by the thunder omen?

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September AD 81. Flavia and her friends learn of the mysterious and sudden death of the Emperor Titus. Was his death natural? Or was it murder? As the four detectives investigate this mystery, they little dream how much their lives - as well as the future of Italy - will be changed as a result.

Orion Children's Books

The Poisoned Honey Cake

Caroline Lawrence, Helen Forte
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Goldilocks and the Pea

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Of Goldilocks you have heard tell -the bears, the porridge - you know it well.But do you know the rest, my friends?For this is how it really ends...

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