The Thieves of Ostia

The Thieves of Ostia

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Flavia Gemina is brilliant at finding things, so it's natural for her to solve mysteries. The daughter of a ship's captain living in Ostia, the port of Rome, in AD 79, she acquires a gang of three friends who help her. There is Jonathan, the Jewish boy (and secretly a Christian); Nubia, the African slave girl; and Lupus, a mute beggar boy. Together they work out who severed the heads of the watchdogs that guard people's homes, and why he did it. Caroline Lawrence is a terrific storyteller and a delightfully readable and accessible writer with characters that children will relate to. Her picture of daily life in Ancient Rome is wonderfully vivid. But The Thieves of Ostia is first and foremost a whodunnit, with lots of twist and cliffhangers - and a mystery for the reader to solve.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Audio cassette | 1 pages
  • 106 x 139 x 17mm | 133g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • 0752861247
  • 9780752861241

About Caroline Lawrence

Caroline Lawrence is American. She won a scholarship to Cambridge to read Classical Archaeology, then did a degree in Hebrew and Jewish studies at University College London. She now lives in London with her English husband and teaches Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Art and French to children Michael Praed played Jesus in Godspell, Frederick in the West End production of The Pirates of Penzance, starred a Broadway remake of Ziegfeld's Three Musketeers and as Alex in Trevor Nunns production of Aspects of Love, amongst many other stage and musical theatre shows His television work includes a dashing Robin in Robin of Sherwood, Jake Lovell in The Riders and Prince Michael in Dynasty.show more

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4 38% (750)
3 29% (580)
2 6% (115)
1 1% (24)
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