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From Ostia to Alexandria with Flavia Gemina

Travels with Flavia Gemina

By Caroline Lawrence

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Join Caroline Lawrence on a behind-the-scenes tour of the exotic locations which have inspired the Roman Mysteries.

From Morocco to Libya, from Ostia to Surrentum - Caroline Lawrence has travelled widely to give the Roman Mysteries unrivalled authenticity among historical novels. Her research trips have yielded a dazzling array of insights that allow Caroline to vividly re-imagine the ancient world and to bring her characters and stories to life. This book gathers together anecdotes, factual information and advice for children and their families looking to explore exotic locations, as well as offering compelling background to the real world behind the bestselling Roman Mysteries novels.

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  • ISBN: 9781842557563
  • Publication date: 30 Dec 2010
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  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
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