Caesar's Women

Caesar's Women

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By (author) Colleen McCullough

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  • Publisher: ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • Format: Paperback | 880 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 37mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 7 August 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0099460424
  • ISBN 13: 9780099460428
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 29,531

Product description

Book four in the epic Masters of Rome series. Rome. 68 BC. Julius Caesar has proved himself a brilliant general. But when he returns to Rome he lays down arms only to take up another battle: this time for political power. This is a war waged with words, plots, schemes, metaphotical assassinations - but also with seduction and guile. Love is just another weapon in Caesar's political arsenal, for the key to political glory lies with Rome's noblewomen: powerful, vindictive Servilia, whose son Brutus deeply resents his mother's passionate, destructive relationhshiop with Caesar; Rome's revered Vestal Virgins; and even Caesar's own daughter, sacrificed on the altar of his ambition.

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Author information

Colleen McCullough was born in Australia. A neurophysiologist, she established the department of neurophysiology at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, then worked as a researcher and teacher at Yale Medical School for ten years. Her writing career began with the publication of Tim, followed by The Thorn Birds, a record-breaking international bestseller. The author of over ten other novels, including the acclaimed 'Masters of Rome' series, Dr McCullough also wrote lyrics for musical theatre. Until her death in 2015 she lived on Norfolk Island in the Pacific with her husband.

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"It is a powerful story, and McCullough tells it with the verve of a novelist and the commitment of a historian" Sunday Times