The Course Of Honour

Paperback | August 5, 2013

byLindsey Davis

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A true, historical love story from the bestselling author of the Falco novels.

The love story of the Emperor Vespasian, who brought peace to Rome after years of strife, and his mistress, the freed slave woman Antonia Caenis, this book recreates Ancient Rome's most turbulent period -- the reigns of Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero, and Vespasian's rise to power. As their forbidden romance blossoms, she is embroiled in political intrigue, while he embarks on a glorious career. Years pass, then Vespasian risks all in the climatic struggle for power -- bringing hope for Rome, but a threat to the relationship that has endured so long.

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A true, historical love story from the bestselling author of the Falco novels.The love story of the Emperor Vespasian, who brought peace to Rome after years of strife, and his mistress, the freed slave woman Antonia Caenis, this book recreates Ancient Rome's most turbulent period -- the reigns of Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero, ...

LINDSEY DAVIS has written nineteen novels, beginning with The Course of Honour, the love story of the Emperor Vespasian and Antonia Caenis. Her bestselling mystery series features laid-back First Century detective Marcus Didius Falco and his partner Helena Justina, plus friends, relations, pets and bitter enemy the Chief Spy. Her books...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.76 × 5.08 × 0.89 inPublished:August 5, 2013Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099515253

ISBN - 13:9780099515258

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• "Like reading Pliny rewritten by Raymond Chandler." --Sunday Times

 • "Extremely good... as well as being a convincing love story." --Daily Mail

 • "She brings Ancient Rome to life." --Ellis Peters