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Festival of Flora, The: A Story of Ancient and Modern Times

Author(s): Turton, Godfrey Edmund Pages: 360
Publisher: Doubleday Date of Publication: 1972
Reading Level: Genre: time-travel
Setting: Brit Period: 3rd cent AD (Code: 8)
Rome Setting: n Christian/Jewish/Pagan:
Mystery: n First Person:
Detective/Narrator:
Subject: Richard Saltwick owns land dating from the third century, and when he decides to sell it to a corporation making chemicals for warfare, he travels back to the third century and falls in love with Flora, he must decide between the third century and his own time. Adamson/WHF Ô98
Unique Qualities:
Rating: Ò...has the flavor of historical fiction rather than that of SF...The fascination of ancient times, the politics of modern corporations, attempted murder & pagan festivals combine to make an entertaining story.Ó D. Harrison (LJ)
Review By: Deborah Harrison
Review In: Library Journal Jan 15, 1972, p. 216: Saltwick Òinadvertently wanders into Roman Britain & falls in love with Flora, a red-headed lass who lived on his land 18 centuries before. Events in his present-day life (including his engagement to the land agentÕs daughter) & those of 3rd century Britain intertwine & reflect one another until Richard is forced to choose between the 2 worlds.Ó

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