The Graveyard of the Hesperides

The Graveyard of the Hesperides : Flavia Albia 4 (Falco: The New Generation)

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From renowned author Lindsey Davis, creator of the much-loved character, Marcus Didius Falco and his friends and family, comes the fourth novel in her all-new series set in ancient Rome.

We first met Flavia Albia, Falco's feisty adopted daughter, in The Ides of April. Albia is a remarkable woman in what is very much a man's world: young, widowed and fiercely independent, she lives alone on the Aventine Hill in Rome and makes a good living as a hired investigator. An outsider in more ways than one, Albia has unique insight into life in ancient Rome, and she puts it to good use going places no man could go, and asking questions no man could ask.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 129 x 199 x 27mm | 290g
  • Hodder Paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1473613396
  • 9781473613393
  • 36,095

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Davis's books crackle with wit and knowledge. She has the happy knack of making the reader feel entirely immersed in Rome. The Times
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This is probably the best of the (Falco) stories so far, by turns brutal and brilliant, but always clever and witty with some sparkling dialogue and genuinely comic moments, offset by shrewd social comment and a surprisingly touching love story. It's set against a totally believable and colourful background, and rattles along at breakneck pace to a spectacular climax. * Crime Review * This excellent Roman mystery, enriched by Davis's characteristic wit and thorough understanding of the period, takes a darker turn as Flavia delves into Rome's poorest streets, rife with prostitution, exploitation, thuggery and murder. * Sunday Express, S Magazine * Davis's books crackle with wit and knowledge. She has the happy knack of making the reader feel entirely immersed in Rome. * The Times *
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About Lindsey Davis

Historical novelist Lindsey Davis is best known for her novels set in Ancient Rome, including the much-loved Marcus Didius Falco series, although she has also written about the English Civil War, including in 2014 A Cruel Fate, a book for the Quick Reads literacy initiative. Her examination of the paranoid reign of the roman emperor Domitian began with Master and God, a standalone novel, leading to her new series about Flavia Albia, set in that dark period.

Her books are translated and have been dramatized on BBC Radio 4. Her many awards include the Premio Colosseo (from the city of Rome) and the Crime Writers' Cartier Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement. Most recently she was the inaugural winner of the Barcino (Barcelona) International Historical Novel Prize.
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967 ratings
4.07 out of 5 stars
5 35% (340)
4 41% (395)
3 21% (202)
2 3% (28)
1 0% (2)
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