The Graveyard of the Hesperides
Score: 5
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The Graveyard of the Hesperides


  • Author : Lindsey Davis
  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Release Date : 2016-04-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473613386


The Graveyard of the Hesperides Book Description :

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.

The Garden of the Hesperides

The Garden of the Hesperides


  • Author : Carlos Rojas
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN 10 : 0838637949


The Garden of the Hesperides Book Description :

Combining art and biography, the novel consists of alternating literary portraits inspired by works of Dali and Velazquez. As the title suggests, the loose story frame of the novel is that of the Herculean labor to find the twilight realm of the lovely nymphs of the Hesperides and, by conquering the dragon that jealously guards it, to plunder the garden of its golden apples of immortality. The contemporary fable casts the artist as the hero who, armed only with paintbrushes and inkwells, confronts the demons of his subconscious.

Rewriting the Ancient World

Rewriting the Ancient World


  • Author : Lisa Maurice
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2017-06-26
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004346383


Rewriting the Ancient World Book Description :

Rewriting the Ancient World looks at how and why the ancient world, including not only the Greeks and Romans, but also Jews and Christians, has been rewritten in popular fictions of the modern world.

Flavia Albia Books 1   3

Flavia Albia Books 1 3


  • Author : Lindsey Davis
  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Release Date : 2020-02-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781529307139


Flavia Albia Books 1 3 Book Description :

The first three books in the incredibly addictive Flavia Albia series! Flavia Albia is the adopted daughter of a famous investigating family. In defiance of tradition, she lives alone on the colourful Aventine Hill, and battles out a solo career in a male-dominated world. As a woman and an outsider, Albia has special insight into the best, and worst, of life in ancient Rome. THE IDES OF APRIL A female client dies in mysterious circumstances. Albia investigates and discovers there have been many other strange deaths all over the city. Albia's neighbourhood descends into mayhem and becomes the heartless killer's territory. While Albia and her allies search for him, he stalks them through familiar byways and brings murder ever closer to home. ENEMIES AT HOME Even as the dust settles from her last case, Albia finds herself once again drawn into a web of lies and intrigue. Two mysterious deaths at a local villa may be murder and, as the household slaves are implicated, Albia is once again forced to involve herself. DEADLY ELECTION Flavia Albia inspects a decomposing corpse that 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. But he's got other concerns as it's election time and with democracy for sale at Domitian's court, tension has come to a head. 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. 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 o

The Graveyard Book
Score: 4
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The Graveyard Book


  • Author : Neil Gaiman
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-09-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062081551


The Graveyard Book Book Description :

In this ingenious and captivating reimagining of Rudyard Kipling’s classic adventure The Jungle Book, Neil Gaiman tells the unforgettable story of Nobody Owens, a living, breathing boy whose home is a graveyard, raised by a guardian who belongs neither to the mortal world nor the realm of the dead. Among the mausoleums and headstones of his home, Bod experiences things most mortals can barely imagine. But real, flesh-and-blood danger waits just outside the cemetery walls: the man who murdered the infant Bod’s family will not rest until he finds Nobody Owens and finishes the job he began many years ago. A #1 New York Times bestseller and winner of many international awards, including the Hugo Award for best novel and the Locus Award, The Graveyard Book is a glorious meditation on love, loss, survival, and sacrifice...and what it means to truly be alive.