Fortune's Favourites

Fortune's Favourites

Paperback Masters of Rome S

By (author) Colleen McCullough

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  • Publisher: ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • Format: Paperback | 1056 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 196mm x 50mm | 640g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0099462524
  • ISBN 13: 9780099462521
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 27,955

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The third novel in the epic Masters of Rome series. Fortune's Favourites witnesses the power, mastery and cunning of two enigmatic rulers of Rome - Sulla, returning from exile, and the 22-year-old Pompey, who designates himself Magnus 'the Great'. And in the background is the young soldier, Caesar, who begins to show the expert qualities that will one day culminate in him becoming an unparalleled leader of ancient Rome. And at the heart of this sumptuous tale is the unforgettable story of Spartacus and his doomed slave revolt - the true story, as no modern reader has ever before encountered it.

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Colleen McCullough was born in Australia. A neurophysicist, 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. She is the author of the record-breaking international bestseller The Thorn Birds as well as eleven other novels, and lives on Norfolk Island in the Pacific with her husband.

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"McCullough spins a stupendous tale of murderous ambition, guile, assassination, tragedy, love and lust...a magnificent tour de force" Publishers Weekly