Pompeii (Paperback)
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Pompeii (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages
Published: 01/10/2009
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***PRE-ORDER THE SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION OF PRECIPICE, THE THRILLING NEW NOVEL FROM ROBERT HARRIS, NOW. PUBLISHING AUGUST 2024, AVAILABLE ONLY WHILE STOCK LASTS AND EXCLUSIVE TO THE FIRST PRINT RUN***

'A pulse-rate-speeding masterpiece' Sunday Times

'A stunning novel . . . the subtlety and power of its construction holds our attention to the end' The Times

During a sweltering week in late August, as Rome's richest citizens relax in their villas around Pompeii and Herculaneum, there are ominous warnings that something is going wrong. Wells and springs are failing, a man has disappeared, and now the greatest aqueduct in the world - the mighty Aqua Augusta - has suddenly ceased to flow . . .

Through the eyes of four characters - a young engineer, an adolescent girl, a corrupt millionaire and an elderly scientist - Robert Harris brilliantly recreates a luxurious world on the brink of destruction.

'As explosive as Etna, as addictive as a thriller, as satisfying as great history' Daily Telegraph

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099527947
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 287 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Harris is a writer of integrity who does not seek refuge in postmodernist nonsense...He knows how to tell a story and achieves page-turningreadability without effort. - Frank McLynn, Daily Express

Explosive stuff, indeed - and, yes, it goes with a bang. - Tom Holland, Daily Telegraph

The depth of research in this book is staggering...Pompeii is indeed a blazing blockbuster. - Simon Brett, Daily Mail

It is hard to imagine a more thorough-goingly enjoyable thriller read - The Sunday Times

Harris had me imaginatively surrounded. I am lost in admiration at his energy and skill - Boris Johnson, Mail on Sunday

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“History come to life”

The book is based over 4 days leading up to the roman town pompeii and other surrounding towns get covered by the volcano, vesuvius. The Lead character has been sent from rome to deal with the aquaduct which has dried... More

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“A rollicking Roman tale – with some history too”

Maybe it's weird or maybe not, but particularly when visiting somewhere new, I like to tailor my reading to the area. Having read the excellent Mary Beard's book on Pompeii a few years ago (I very much... More

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“Good historical fiction based on fact”

Enjoyable historical story based om facts. Compelling from beginning to end.

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