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Roman Life: Clothes

Paul Harrison

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Roman Life, Ancient Rome, For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Interest age: from c 7 years, Prose: non-fiction, History & the past: general interest (Children's /

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A series of four books that will examine different aspects of Roman Life and how the era of the Roman Empire influenced present-day life in Britain and the rest of the world.

Roman Life is a series that will explore the establishment of the Roman Empire and the notable people of the age, such as Augustus, Virgil and Homer. The text will chronicle the features and characteristics of the Roman age and explore the lives of the different social classes, as well as men, women and children. Readers will learn what it was like to live as a Roman, be able to compare how their present lives have been influenced by the past and learn how much has changed since Roman times.

This title looks at Roman clothes - the different fashions for men, women and children, including hairstyles and what jewellery they wore. It investigates the foreign influences on clothing at the time, as well as what textiles were used and different types of footwear.

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Paul Harrison

Paul was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and grew up in County Durham. This left him with an accent that people find trustworthy, surveys have confirmed. It also left him with an allegiance to Newcastle United football club. Newcastle won their last major trophy months before he was born. In bleak moments, he wonders if this is his fault.
After a degree in Southampton he worked in a variety of different jobs with mixed success. He's been a labourer for a roofer (rubbish), a labourer for a builder (he was keen, but rubbish), a waiter (really rubbish) and a barman (merely adequate). He's sold double glazing (rubbish), toys (not bad), and garden furniture (all right at that). Somehow he never got sacked-it must have been that trustworthy accent. Since then he's been a children's books editor (not bad at that, actually) and now he writes them for what may loosely be described as a living.

Paul lives with his wife and two children in West Sussex.

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