Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Books We're Talking About
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Lindsey Davis

About The Author


Lindsey DavisBorn in Birmingham, Lindsey Davis read English at Oxford before working in the Civil Service. She decided to become a full-time writer when one of her early novels was runner-up in the 1985 Georgette Heyer Historical Novel Prize. She began by writing romantic serials for the magazines, Woman's Realm.

Her passion for Roman-era history and archaeology led her to write The Course of Honour, based on the true story of a romance between Emperor Vespasian and his mistress Antonia Caenis. (While she was unable to find a publisher at the time, the novel was eventually to be released in 1998.)

Undeterred, her next novel, The Silver Pigs, was set in the same era. Featuring a detective called Marcus Didius Falco, it won the Authors' Club Best First Novel prize in 1989 and was the first in an internationally bestselling series that now stretches to twenty books, most recently Nemesis in 2010.

In 2009, she published a standalone novel set during English Civil War, called Rebels and Traitors. In 2010, she published an official guide to her Roman-era series, Falco: The Official Companion.

Master and God by Lindsey DavisLindsey has won numerous awards, culminating in the Crimewriters' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement in 2011. In addition, she has also been Chair of the UK Crimewriters' Association and Honorary President of the Classical Association. She is the current Chair of the Society of Authors.

Her recent standalone novel, Master and God, is set during the reign of the Emperor Domitian in first century Rome. A devasting fire brings together Gaius Vinius Clodianus, a reluctant Praetorian Guard, and Flavia Lucilla, hairdresser to the imperial court. Together they watch Domitian's once talented rule unravel into madness and cruelty, until the people closest to the Emperor conspire to delete him from history and the bloody outcome threatens to take away the happiness, and perhaps even lives, of the couple.

To mark the publication of this terrific new historical epic, Lindsey shared some of the books that have inspired and entertained her most during a lifetime of reading and writing.

Lindsey's latest novel, Deadly Election, another in her hugely popular Falco series, has just been published.

Find out more about Lindsey and her books on her official website.

 

Author Picks

The Rose
(Hardback)
Jennifer Potter
A lovely book that combines my love of history with my love of old roses. The research is detailed and accessible, with wonderful photos of the history of roses in art too.
Delivery:
 
£30.00
 

Currently out of stock

Click & Collect:

Order now to collect from 8pm today. In stock items only. Click for more info.

 
£30.00
 

Stores - out of stock

The Magic Pudding
(Hardback)
Norman Lindsay
Sticking with food, and indeed with colourful characters: Albert, the cut-and-come-again runaway pud, is a joy. I’m thrilled that this brilliant Australian classic is still available. It made me the anarchist I am today. In which spirit: Albert is a Puddin’. Any mimsy, namby-pamby Apostrophe Thieves who insist on the g should be put on the RHS pest list!
Delivery:
 
£11.99
 
Click & Collect:

Order now to collect from 8pm today. In stock items only. Click for more info.

 
£11.99
 
The Hairy Bikers' Perfect Pies: The...
(Hardback)
Hairy Bikers; Dave Myers; Si King
This would be my modern choice; I watch them on TV, primarily because of their pies. Si and Dave are so keen on good grub, my old Mum would have adopted them. (Once she had cut their hair.)
Delivery:
 
£25.00
 
Click & Collect:

Order now to collect from 8pm today. In stock items only. Click for more info.

 
£25.00
 
Desiree
(Paperback)
Annemarie Selinko
When I was growing up I read many historical novels written for girls, but this story of Desirée Clary, the silk-merchant’s daughter who loves Napoleon but marries Bernadotte, shook me out of assuming heroes had to be handsome and marriages had to last for ever; it also sharpened my liking for novels about the rise of famous men (and women).
Delivery:
 
£9.99
 
Click & Collect:

Order now to collect from 8pm today. In stock items only. Click for more info.

 
£9.99
 

Stores - out of stock

Mary Berry's Complete Cookbook
(Hardback)
Mary Berry
I am still using my 40-year-old copy, from which I learned to cook. I can do their Orange Tarragon Chicken with my eyes shut – and it’s actually healthy when you forget to buy soured cream so must substitute yoghurt. I am given the strawberry Pavlova every Christmas – yummy.
Delivery:
 
£25.00
 
Click & Collect:

Order now to collect from 8pm today. In stock items only. Click for more info.

 
£25.00
 
Ancient Inventions
(Paperback)
Peter James; Nick J. Thorpe
Finally, this is a long term ancient world favourite. How can you not adore Aztek chewing gum and Stone Age brain surgery? Mind you, I still think their piece on using iron filings as a contraceptive device is a deliberate joke to see if one is awake…
Delivery:
 
£11.99
 

Currently out of stock

Click & Collect:

Order now to collect from 8pm today. In stock items only. Click for more info.

 
£11.99
 

Stores - out of stock

Captain Hornblower R.N.: Hornblower...
(Paperback)
C. S. Forester
I read historical novels for boys just as voraciously. My first love was Biggles, but Horny has that little extra (specifically, he likes women). 'A Ship of the Line' [included in this collection] is probably my favourite.
Delivery:
 
£12.99
 
Click & Collect:

Order now to collect from 8pm today. In stock items only. Click for more info.

 
£12.99
 
Herculaneum: Past and Future
(Hardback)
Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
I have to choose some Roman books, and of all those glorious tomes on the eruption of Vesuvius, this big new coffee-table volume really shines. It’s the product of Andrew’s years as the Director of the British School at Rome and his involvement in the Herculaneum Conservation Project, so as well as being beautiful and informative, it makes us think about what we want from this key archaeological site and how its conservation should be managed.
Delivery:
 
£40.00
 

Currently out of stock

Click & Collect:

Order now to collect from 8pm today. In stock items only. Click for more info.

 
£40.00
 

Stores - out of stock

Shorter Oxford English Dictionary
(Hardback)
Oxford Dictionaries
This is the version in two volumes, and is the one I use. It gives not only the meaning and spelling of the words, but dates for their earliest use – always so handy when picky people insist I have used an anachronism! No, seriously, it’s fascinating.
Delivery:
 
£105.00
 
Click & Collect:

Order now to collect from 8pm today. In stock items only. Click for more info.

 
£105.00
 
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
(Paperback)
John Le Carre
Even if it wasn't so topical, I would have picked a Smiley novel. I love the understated style and beautiful story-telling. And I love spies.
Delivery:
 
£8.99
 
Click & Collect:

Order now to collect from 8pm today. In stock items only. Click for more info.

 
£8.99
 

Available Titles By This Author

Deadly Election: Falco: the New...
(Hardback)
Lindsey Davis
 
 
£16.99
 
Master and God
(Hardback)
Lindsey Davis
 
 
£18.99
 

Currently out of stock

A Dying Light In Corduba
(Paperback)
Lindsey Davis
 
 
£7.99
 
Alexandria: (Falco 19)
(Paperback)
Lindsey Davis
 
 
£8.99
 
Last Act in Palmyra
(Paperback)
Lindsey Davis
 
 
£7.99
 
Nemesis: (Falco 20)
(Paperback)
Lindsey Davis
 
 
£8.99
 
Poseidon's Gold
(Paperback)
Lindsey Davis
 
 
£8.99
 
Rebels and Traitors
(Paperback)
Lindsey Davis
 
 
£8.99
 
Saturnalia
(Paperback)
Lindsey Davis
 
 
£7.99
 
The Accusers: (Falco 15)
(Paperback)
Lindsey Davis
 
 
£7.99
 
The Jupiter Myth: (Falco 14)
(Paperback)
Lindsey Davis
 
 
£7.99
 
See Delphi and Die: (Falco 17)
(Paperback)
Lindsey Davis
 
 
£7.99
 

Currently out of stock

Shadows in Bronze
(Paperback)
Lindsey Davis
 
 
£8.99
 
The Silver Pigs: (Falco 1)
(Paperback)
Lindsey Davis
 
 
£8.99
 
Time to Depart
(Paperback)
Lindsey Davis
 
 
£7.99
 
Ode to a Banker
(Paperback)
Lindsey Davis
 
 
£7.99
 
One Virgin Too Many
(Paperback)
Lindsey Davis
 
 
£7.99
 
The Iron Hand of Mars
(Paperback)
Lindsey Davis
 
 
£7.99
 
Three Hands in the Fountain
(Paperback)
Lindsey Davis
 
 
£7.99
 
Two for the Lions
(Paperback)
Lindsey Davis
 
 
£7.99
 
Venus in Copper
(Paperback)
Lindsey Davis
 
 
£7.99
 

Past Events for this Author

Latest Blog
Ben Macintyre Introduces His New Book, SAS: Rogue Heroes
26/09/2016

Ben Macintyre Introduces His New Book, SAS: Rogue Heroes, plus read the Prologue.

A Stinky #FoyesFive!
25/09/2016

Andi celebrates Birmingham Grand Central's First Birthday with her bestselling and rather stinky picture books!

Caz Hildebrand's Top Ten Herbs
20/09/2016

Herbarium author Caz Hildebrand reveals her top ten all-time favourite herbs

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd