The Beggar of Volubilis

The Beggar of Volubilis

by Caroline Lawrence
     
 

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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

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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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"A great read for kids."  —Daily Express

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842556047
Publisher:
Orion Children's Books
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Series:
Caroline Lawrence's The Roman Mysteries Series, #14
Edition description:
New
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,015,153
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Caroline Lawrence is American. She won a scholarship to Cambridge to read Classical Archaeology, then did a degree in Hebrew and Jewish Studies at University College, London. She lives with her husband, a graphic designer, by the river in London and is active as a speaker in schools and at book festivals.

Visit Caroline's website at http://www.carolinelawrence carolinelawrence.com and follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/CarolineLawrenc.
Visit The Roman Mysteries series website at http://www.romanmysteries.com, read the blog at http://flavias.blogspot.co.uk and like on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Roman-Mysteries/10404675950.

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