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2017 Polari First Book Prize In 4th Century Alexandria, a poor orphan learns to scribe. Meanwhile Rufius, a rich Roman, tends the books in his care and yearns for the youth on the streets. It's a time of rampant bishops, mad heretics, and a city so ruled by passion it is set to consume itself along with the world's greatest library. As the poor boy and the rich Roman unite, hell almost literally breaks loose. A rich novel of Ancient Rome, in the spirit of Mary Renault, Marguerite Yourcenar and Paul Waters.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 35.56mm | 453.59g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1909954160
  • 9781909954168
  • 1,859,229

About Sarah Walton

Sarah Walton was born in 70s London. In the 80s she partied. In the 90s she partied harder, studied literature in France and Spain, founded a and went to Silicon Valley. A bump on the head wiped out a few years. Sarah advises governments and businesses on digital. She's also been a creative writing tutor at the University of Hull, club VJ, designer, dancer, programmer and the worst waitress in the world. She threw away her first novel as she thought it was rubbish.
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18 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 39% (7)
4 22% (4)
3 17% (3)
2 22% (4)
1 0% (0)
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