Pompeii (Paperback)
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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 01/10/2009
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A sweltering week in late August. Where better to enjoy the last days of summer than on the beautiful Bay of Naples? But even 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.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099527947
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 287 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Blazingly exciting... Harris, as Vesuvius explodes, gives full vent to his genius for thrilling narrative... pulse-rate-speeding masterpieces of suffocating suspense and searing action * Sunday Times *
Robert Harris's Pompeii is his best yet: as explosive as Etna, as addictive as a thriller, as satisfying as great history - Simon Sebag Montefiore 'Books of the Year' * Daily Telegraph *
Breakneck pace, constant jeopardy and subtle twists of plot... a blazing blockbuster * Daily Mail *
Harris has done a tremendous job in evoking life in ancient Italy... I am lost in admiration at his energy and skill * Mail on Sunday *
The long drawn-out death agony of the two cities is brilliantly done. Explosive stuff indeed * Daily Telegraph *

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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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