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(ISBN: 747272921)

Author(s): Doherty, Paul Pages: 280
Publisher: Headline Date of Publication: 2002
Reading Level: Genre:
Setting: Rome Period: t/o Claudius & Nero (Code: 7b)
Rome Setting: Christian/Jewish/Pagan:
Mystery: n First Person: y
Detective/Narrator: Parmenon, libertus of Agrippina
Subject: Synopsis (Amazon.com.uk) Agrippina, wife of Claudius, mother of Nero, was a beautiful and talented woman who saw her father murdered, was banished by her brother, and was killed on the orders of her son. Her freed man, a one-eyed former gladiator named Parmenon, tells of Agrippina's battle to survive in and control the depraved and violent Imperial Roman court, and the crumbling relationship between mother and son.
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Rating: AmazonUK customer (who says he is normally a fan of Doherty) finds novel very disappointing and poorly researched. DohertyÕs other novels are not set in ancient Rome.

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