Cleopatra's Heir

Cleopatra's Heir

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The might of Caesar. The beauty of Cleopatra. Together they could have forged an empire the likes of which had never been seen before. Tragically, it was not meant to be...but what of the son that came of their passion? Gillian Bradshaw gives us an answer in CLEOPATRA'S HEIR. The son of Julius Caesar and the fabled Cleopatra, Caesarion was seen by some as the hope of Rome and Egypt, by others the folly of a commander's lust for a wanton foreign schemer. For the new Roman ruler Octavius, Caesarion is the threat that could topple his dreams of a safe and peaceful Roman empire. But what if Caesarion had survived the inevitable assassination and went underground to hide his identity? What if he went from a life filled with every comfort and honour to near-slavery and humiliation? Only after he has lost it all does Caesarion come to know friendship, honesty and even love - and the essential truth that a man can be noble and true, even when bereft of land, titles and a name.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • 148.3 x 216.9 x 33.8mm | 607.82g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765302284
  • 9780765302281

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"Bradshaw is a classics scholar as well as an excellent writer . . . . History comes alive in her expert hands."--"The Philadelphia Inquirer "
"Bradshaw makes ancient history immediate and thrilling."--"The Orlando Sentinel"
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About Gillian Bradshaw

Gillian Bradshaw's father, an American Associated Press newsman, met her mother, a confidential secretary for the British embassy, in Rio de Janeiro. She was born in Washington DC in 1956, the second of four children. They didn't move around quite as much as one might expect after such a beginning: Washington was followed merely by Santiago, Chile, and two locations in Michigan. Gillian attended the University of Michigan, where she earned her BA in English and another in Classical Greek, and won the Hopwood Prize for fiction with her first novel, "Hawk of May." She went on to get another degree at Newnham College, Cambridge University, England in Greek and Latin literature, and she sold her first novel while preparing for exams.
She decided to stay in Cambridge another year to write another novel and think about what to do for a Real Job. However, while there, she discovered she could live on her income as a novelist and also met her husband, who was completing his doctorate in physics. Between books and children she never did get a Real Job, and she's been writing novels ever since.
She and her husband now live in Coventry. They have four children and a dog.
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501 ratings
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4 43% (215)
3 24% (118)
2 6% (30)
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