Saturnalia by Lindsey Davis
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It is the Roman holiday of Saturnalia. Marcus Didius Falco and Helena have returned from Greece only to find that Helenas brother Justinuss marital problems have exploded. Justinuss first love, Veleda, a tribal leader and prophetess from Germania, has been brought to Rome and put under house arrest pending a ritual sacrifice at her capturers Triumph.
"The occasional anachronistic colloquial phrase jars a bit, but overall Davis does her usual sound job of bringing first-century Rome to life." - PW.
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Lindsey Davis Author Biography
Lindsey Davis was born and raised in Birmingham, read English at Oxford, then joined the civil service. After thirteen years, her first novel (which she'd written for herself) was runner-up for the Georgette Heyer Historical Novel Prize, which encouraged her to leave her job and try to become a writer.
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