Falco: The Official Companion (Hardback)
  • Falco: The Official Companion (Hardback)
zoom

Falco: The Official Companion (Hardback)

(author)
£20.00
Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 03/06/2010
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
As the girl came running up the steps, I decided she was wearing far too many clothes...So, in 1989, readers were introduced to Marcus Didius Falco, the Roman informer, as he stood on the steps of the Temple of Saturn, looking out across the Forum: the heart of his world. Twenty years and twenty books later, Falco fans want a companion volume. Only here will you learn the author's private background, including her descent from a failed assassin and how atheism improved her knitting. Here too are the real glories and heartache involved in research and creation: why the baby had to be born in Barcelona, which plots evolved from intense loathing of management trainees, what part a thermal vest played in the iconic Falco's conception. It can't be a complete handbook to ancient Rome, but it covers perennial issues. There are a hundred illustrations, some specially commissioned, others from family archives. Enlightening quotations come from the Falco books and from eminent sources: Juvenal, through Chandler, to 1066 and All That. Readers have asked for this book. Their paranoid, secretive author agrees it is now or never. Time to spill beans on the travertine...

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9781846056734
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 536 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 31 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Davis is a prolific and popular writer ... Her research has been assiduous and detailed, her commitment to the subject is impressive, and the background detail is often eye-opening" -- Hilary Mantel * Observer *
"One of the best of the current writers in this field" -- Donna Leon * The Times *
"Surely the best historical detective in the business" -- Mike Ripley * Daily Telegraph *

You may also be interested in...

A Brief Guide to James Bond
Added to basket
We Need To Talk About Ross
Added to basket
The Science Of Discworld II
Added to basket
The Frood
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The History of the Hobbit
Added to basket
Inside Charlie's Chocolate Factory
Added to basket
The Science Of Discworld
Added to basket
The Jane Austen Pocket Bible
Added to basket
The Secret Garden
Added to basket
The Elementary Sherlock Holmes
Added to basket
Crime Beat
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Cthulhu Wars
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
The Science of Discworld IV
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.