The Roman Mysteries: The Thieves of Ostia
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The Roman Mysteries: The Thieves of Ostia : Book 1

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The first in Caroline Lawrence's internationally bestselling Roman Mysteries series, re-issued with a fantastic new cover look.

Flavia Gemina is a natural at solving mysteries. The daughter of a ship's captain living in Ostia, the port of Rome, in AD79, she and her three friends, Jonathan, a Jewish boy (and secretly a Christian); Nubia, an African slave girl; and Lupus, a mute beggar boy, must work together to discover who is beheading the watchdogs that guard people's homes, and why.
A talented storyteller, Caroline Lawrence has created a delightfully readable and accessible series that children will want to read time and time again.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 16mm | 193g
  • Orion Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New
  • 2 Maps
  • 1842550209
  • 9781842550205
  • 32,002

Back cover copy

Mystery and adventure for four young detectives in Ancient Roman times . . .

While investigating the disappearance of her father's signet ring, Flavia Gemina makes some new friends - Jonathan the Jewish boy, Nubia the African slave girl and Lupus the mute beggar boy. Together the friends start solving mysteries.

Can they discover who is killing dogs in Ostia, and why?

www.romanmysteries.com

www.orionbooks.co.uk

£6.99

ISBN: 978 1 84255 020 5

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an interesting and exciting read that is extremely well researched. It is packed with accurate detail of everyday Roman life. The story is so well paced and involving that you don't realise just how much information you are absorbing SCHOOL LIBRARIAN
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an interesting and exciting read that is extremely well researched. It is packed with accurate detail of everyday Roman life. The story is so well paced and involving that you don't realise just how much information you are absorbing * SCHOOL LIBRARIAN * immensely readable * TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT * Instantly accessible adventure ... trans-century appeal * THE GUARDIAN * The Thieves of Ostia sets up this wonderful series in fun and exciting way ... I enjoyed learning surprising details of Roman life in the company of four memorable characters. And everyone loves mystery solving! * The List * If you like detective stories, you'll love the first in this exciting mystery series * The Week Junior *
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About Caroline Lawrence

Caroline Lawrence is American. She lives with her husband by the river in London and is active as a speaker in schools and at book festivals. She took part in the British Museum's POMPEII LIVE event, giving talks that were streamed to schools all over the UK, and she is the winner of the 2009 CLASSICS ASSOCIATION PRIZE for 'a significant contribution to the public understanding of Classics'. In addition to the 17 novels in the ROMAN MYSTERIES sequence, Caroline Lawrence has written five spin-off titles, all of which have contributed to total UK sales in excess of 1 million copies.

Visit Caroline's website at www.carolinelawrence.com and follow her on Twitter @CarolineLawrenc.
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3,099 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
5 28% (862)
4 38% (1,187)
3 28% (866)
2 5% (146)
1 1% (38)
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