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The Roman Mysteries: The Thieves of Ostia: Book 1

Caroline Lawrence

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The Roman Mysteries, For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Interest age: from c 9 years, Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage)

Someone is killing Ostia's dogs and Flavia is determined to find out who and why in the first of The Roman Mysteries.

The first in Caroline Lawrence's internationally bestselling Roman Mysteries series, re-issued with a fantastic new cover look.

Flavia Gemina is a natural at solving mysteries. The daughter of a ship's captain living in Ostia, the port of Rome, in AD79, she and her three friends, Jonathan, a Jewish boy (and secretly a Christian); Nubia, an African slave girl; and Lupus, a mute beggar boy, must work together to discover who is beheading the watchdogs that guard people's homes, and why.
A talented storyteller, Caroline Lawrence has created a delightfully readable and accessible series that children will want to read time and time again.

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Praise for The Roman Mysteries: The Thieves of Ostia: Book 1

  • This was a very exciting and intriguing book I couldn't put it down! - Megan Whiteman (aged 11)

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Caroline Lawrence

Caroline Lawrence is American. She lives with her husband by the river in London and is active as a speaker in schools and at book festivals. She took part in the British Museum's POMPEII LIVE event, giving talks that were streamed to schools all over the UK, and she is the winner of the 2009 CLASSICS ASSOCIATION PRIZE for 'a significant contribution to the public understanding of Classics'. In addition to the 17 novels in the ROMAN MYSTERIES sequence, Caroline Lawrence has written five spin-off titles, all of which have contributed to total UK sales in excess of 1 million copies.

Visit Caroline's website at www.carolinelawrence.com and follow her on Twitter @CarolineLawrenc.

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