Pompeii

Pompeii

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 01/10/2009
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***PRE-ORDER THE SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION OF PRECIPICE, THE THRILLING NEW NOVEL FROM ROBERT HARRIS, NOW. PUBLISHING AUGUST 2024, AVAILABLE ONLY WHILE STOCK LASTS AND EXCLUSIVE TO THE FIRST PRINT RUN***

'A pulse-rate-speeding masterpiece' Sunday Times

'A stunning novel . . . the subtlety and power of its construction holds our attention to the end' The Times

During a sweltering week in late August, as Rome's richest citizens relax in their villas around Pompeii and Herculaneum, there are ominous warnings that something is going wrong. Wells and springs are failing, a man has disappeared, and now the greatest aqueduct in the world - the mighty Aqua Augusta - has suddenly ceased to flow . . .

Through the eyes of four characters - a young engineer, an adolescent girl, a corrupt millionaire and an elderly scientist - Robert Harris brilliantly recreates a luxurious world on the brink of destruction.

'As explosive as Etna, as addictive as a thriller, as satisfying as great history' Daily Telegraph

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9780099527947
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 287g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm

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Pompeii
History come to life
The book is based over 4 days leading up to the roman town pompeii and other surrounding towns get covered by the volcano, vesuvius. The Lead character has... READ MORE
benkernow
Pompeii
A rollicking Roman tale – with some history too
Maybe it's weird or maybe not, but particularly when visiting somewhere new, I like to tailor my reading to the area. Having read the excellent Mary Beard'... READ MORE
Amanda Kendal
Pompeii
Good historical fiction based on fact
Enjoyable historical story based om facts. Compelling from beginning to end.
Elsabear
Pompeii
Very good
I enjoyed this historical book. The Roman period is a fascinating one and adding in the vesuvius eruption of 79ad makes for an interesting detail. The plot... READ MORE
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