The Graveyard of the Hesperides

The Graveyard of the Hesperides
Author: Lindsey Davis
Publsiher: Hodder & Stoughton
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-04-14
ISBN 10: 1473613388
ISBN 13: 9781473613386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

A Garland from Hesperides

A Garland from Hesperides
Author: Percy T. Ingram
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1892
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCD:31175035227902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Deadly Election

Deadly Election
Author: Lindsey Davis
Publsiher: Hodder & Stoughton
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-04-09
ISBN 10: 1444794205
ISBN 13: 9781444794205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In the blazing July heat of imperial Rome, Flavia Albia inspects a decomposing corpse. It has been discovered in lots to be auctioned by her family business, so she's determined to identify the dead man and learn how he met his gruesome end. The investigation will give her a chance to work with the magistrate, Manlius Faustus, the friend she sadly knows to be the last chaste man in Rome. But he's got other concerns than her anonymous corpse. It's election time and with democracy for sale at Domitian's court, tension has come to a head. Faustus is acting as an agent for a 'good husband and father', whose traditional family values are being called into question. Even more disreputable are his rivals, whom Faustus wants Albia to discredit. As Albia's and Faustus' professional and personal partnership deepens they have to accept that, for others, obsession can turn sour, and become a deadly strain that leads, tragically, to murder.

The Silver Pigs

The Silver Pigs
Author: Lindsey Davis
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-02-15
ISBN 10: 1446455351
ISBN 13: 9781446455357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Silver Pigs Book Review:

One of the Roman novels from the bestselling historical fiction Falco series. Discover one of the world's favourite detectives, as his first case leads him into conspiracy, murder and adventure ... In 1989 THE SILVER PIGS introduced the world to laid-back first-century detective Marcus Didius Falco, his partner Helena Justina, his law and order pal Petronius, and his indomitable Mother - who became some of the most celebrated characters in historical fiction. Now reissued in a special new edition to celebrate publication of Falco's twentieth investigation, THE SILVER PIGS sees Falco cynically eyeing up the new Roman emperor, Vespasian. Our hero, a private informer, rescues a young girl in trouble and is catapulted into a dangerous game involving stolen imperial ingots, a dark political plot and, most hazardous of all, a senator's daughter connected to the traitors Falco has sworn to expose ...

The Deserts of Hesperides

The Deserts of Hesperides
Author: Anthony Thwaite
Publsiher: Silphium Press
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2015-06-01
ISBN 10: 1900971240
ISBN 13: 9781900971249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book is a record of my life in and reactions to Libya during the two periods I have lived there: first as a British army conscript in Tripolitania from June 1950 to July 1951, then as a university teacher in Cyrenaica from September 1965 to July 1967. That there is a connection between the two Ñ that my second stay was the result of my first Ñ quickly becomes apparent. To revisit a Land of Lost Content is supposed to be a mistake, and I dare say it generally is. One thinks of those public school Captains of Games who, on leaving university, tunnel back as quickly as possible into the golden world of youth by returning to those same public schools as masters, and spend the rest of their lives training up new Captains of Games. But my return to Libya was different, partly because at thirty-five I was quite aware of the illusions of twenty, and partly because I came not to Tripolitania, the western province of the country, but to Cyrenaica in the east, which I had never seen before. And in Benghazi I settled down with my family and became part of a Libyan institution, rather than being a single soldier forced by circumstance on to the periphery of Libyan life. No one has yet written a wholly satisfactory book about Libya: the journals of nineteenth-century and later desert travellers, war memoirs, archaeological monographs, economic and sociological surveys, accounts such as Gwyn WilliamsÕs Green Mountain and Agnes Newton KeithÕs Children of Allah Ñ many of these give attractive and interesting glimpses but all are in some way narrow and partial. I canÕt suppose that my own account is any less so, but I hope that at any rate it gives some sense of the feel of this huge and still little-known country, so close to Europe and yet so remote. If there are more ruins than oil-rigs in the book, that is a matter of my own antiquarian tastes; if there seem to be more ruins than people, I have little to fall back on but that remark of Rose MacaulayÕs that she often found ruins more interesting than people. Ignorance dictates my sub-title: this book is an experience, a personal one, and does not set out to be authoritative and definitive.

The Unitarian Register

The Unitarian Register
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1900
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015080394300
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Natural Genesis

The Natural Genesis
Author: Gerald Massey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1883
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105123558822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The natural genesis or second part of A book of the beginnings

The natural genesis  or second part of A book of the beginnings
Author: Gerald Massey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1883
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OXFORD:600043730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Literature of the Graveyard

Literature of the Graveyard
Author: June Hadden Hobbs
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000061572997
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Grove of the Caesars

The Grove of the Caesars
Author: Lindsey Davis
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-04-02
ISBN 10: 1529374251
ISBN 13: 9781529374254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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'For a totally exhilarating romp through Ancient Rome, Lindsey Davis' latest Flavia Alba novel won't be beaten and offers an immersive experience of a vibrant world full of real, recognisable characters' Mike Ripley, Shotsmag Don't go to the Grove . . . Julius Caesar left his gardens to the citizens of Rome, a peaceful sanctuary across the Tiber. Now the gardens and their sacred grove are dangerous haunts, especially for women alone. 'Don't go to the Grove,' people mutter, but when her husband has to leave Rome, it falls to Albia to supervise his building project in an old grotto. Why has someone buried tattered scrolls by obscure philosophers - and does it involve a worse crime than terrible writing? Soon that puzzle is overtaken. A woman disappears from her husband's birthday party; she meets a dire fate, then Albia learns that on the same night, two louche slaves given to her family by the brooding Emperor Domitian also vanished in the gardens. Apparently, it is well known that a killer lurks there. The vigiles have failed to investigate properly for decades and this won't improve when the sinister agent Karus arrives. Albia must co-operate, in order to give the many victims justice and find answers for grieving relatives. But can she herself remain safe? And, after others have failed, can she at last identify the predator who has made the Grove his killing ground? Praise for Lindsey Davis and the Flavia Albia series 'Lindsey Davis has seen off all her competitors to become the unassailable market leader in the 'crime in Ancient Rome' genre . . . Davis's squalid, vibrant Rome is as pleasurable as ever' - Guardian 'Davis's prose is a lively joy, and Flavia's Rome is sinister and gloriously real' - The Times on Sunday 'For fans of crime fiction set in the ancient world, this one is not to be missed' - Booklist 'Davis's books crackle with wit and knowledge . . . She has the happy knack of making the reader feel entirely immersed in Rome' - The Times

Blake Studies

Blake Studies
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1972
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105005411819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Capitol Death

A Capitol Death
Author: Lindsey Davis
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN 10: 1250152712
ISBN 13: 9781250152718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Capitol Death Book Review:

In Rome, ruled by the erratic Emperor Domitian, Flavia Albia is dragged into the worst sort of investigation—a politically charged murder—in Lindsey Davis’s next historical mystery, A Capitol Death. A man falls to his death from the Tarpeian Rock, which overlooks the Forum in the Capitoline Hill in Ancient Rome. While it looks like a suicide, one witness swears that she saw it happen and that he was pushed. Normally, this would attract very little official notice but this man happened to be in charge of organizing the Imperial Triumphs demanded by the emperor. The Emperor Domitian, autocratic and erratic, has decided that he deserves two Triumphs for his so-called military victories. The Triumphs are both controversial and difficult to stage because of the not-so-victorious circumstances that left them without treasure or captives to be paraded through the streets. Normally, the investigation would be under the auspices of her new(ish) husband but, worried about his stamina following a long recovery, private informer Flavia Albia, daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, steps in. What a mistake that turns out to be. The deceased proves to have been none-too-popular, with far too many others with much to gain from his death. With the date of the Triumphs fast approaching, Flavia Albia must unravel a truly complex case of murder before danger shows up on her own doorstep.

Sea Breezes

Sea Breezes
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1970
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105013147660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Nation

The Nation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1892
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015034595887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine

Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1898
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OSU:32435030355200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Godparents

The Godparents
Author: Grace Sartwell Mason
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 235
Release: 1910
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433112006931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cities

Cities
Author: Robert Kelly
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 65
Release: 1971
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105035842124
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A long-form prose poem. Donated by Ron Janssen.

Good Housekeeping Magazine

Good Housekeeping Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1909
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000060016225
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Letters of a Russian Traveller

Letters of a Russian Traveller
Author: Nikolaĭ Mikhaĭlovich Karamzin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015052313767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1909
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CHI:102781433
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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