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The Roman Mysteries

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The month is October, the year AD 79.

Flavia Gemina the sea captain's daughter and her friends Jonathan, Lupus and Nubia are at home in Ostia when the arrival of a ragged man shocks them all. To her horror, Flavia learns that her family is in danger of losing everything they own.

Events take Flavia and her friends to an opulent seaside villa a few miles south of Ostia. When they discover a sunken wreck just off the coast, it seems to be the answer to all their problems. But someone else is after the treasure, too. As they try to recover it, they solve the terrible mystery of Lupus's past.

Caroline Lawrence is American. She grew up in California and came to England when she won a scholarship to Cambridge to study Classical Archaeology, which she followed with a degree in Hebrew and Jewish studies at the University of London. She lives by the river in London with her husband, a graphic designer.

The Dolphins of Laurentum is the fifth of the Roman Mysteries, following The Thieves of Ostia, The Secrets of Vesuvius, The Pirates of Pompeii and The Assassins of Rome. The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina will follow shortly. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Fifth title in this unique fiction series Ancient Rome a hot favourite among children Authentic detail perfect for KS1 + 2, National Curriculum Great storytelling combined with authentic historical detail Appealing theme of four friends Inspiration for the major BBC TV series Over 900,000 copies sold since publication in September 2001 Rights sold in 17 territories

About 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 now lives in London with her English husband and teaches Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Art and French to children. She is a brilliant speaker, extremely active in promoting her books in schools and at book events all over the country, and through her website is corresponding with fans round the world.


"The Dolphins of Laurentum will delight your children...An enjoyable and educational book" Evening News (Norwich), 15 August 2003 "Ditch those old famous five books (yes, I loved them too) and read this far superior version instead." Bournemouth Daily Echo, 27 September 2003

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