Lindsey Davis





Lindsey Davis

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January 01, 1949

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Lindsey Davis, historical novelist, was born in Birmingham, England in 1949. Having taken a degree in English literature at Oxford University (Lady Margaret Hall), she became a civil servant. She left the civil service after 13 years, and when a romantic novel she had written was runner up for the 1985 Georgette Heyer Historical Novel Prize, she decided to become a writer, writing at first romantic serials for the UK women's magazine Woman's Realm.

Her interest in history and archaeology led to her writing a historical novel about Vespasian and his lover Antonia Caenis (The Course of Honour), for which she couldn't find a publisher. She tried again, and her first novel featuring the Roman "detective", Marcus Didius Falco, The Silver Pigs, se...more


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The Silver Pigs (Marcus Did...
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Shadows in Bronze (Marcus D...
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The Iron Hand of Mars (Marc...
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Venus in Copper (Marcus Did...
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Poseidon's Gold (Marcus Did...
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Last Act in Palmyra (Marcus...
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Three Hands in the Fountain...
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Time to Depart (Marcus Didi...
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A Dying Light in Corduba (M...
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“Never lend if you need repayment; never give where you want a return.”
Lindsey Davis, The Course of Honor

“Sometimes you run away by yourself purely so someone who cares will come to find you. Half the time nobody does. That's the tragedy of life.”
Lindsey Davis, The Ides of April

“I like my women in a few wisps of drapery: then I can hope for a chance to remove the wisps. If they start out with nothing I tend to get depressed because either they have just stripped off for someone else or, in my line of work, they are usually dead.”
Lindsey Davis, The Silver Pigs

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HISTORICAL FICTION POLL "D"
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The First Man in Rome (Masters of Rome 1) by Colleen McCullough Colleen McCullough Colleen McCullough

THE FIRST MAN IN ROME BY COLLEEN MCCULLOUGH
 
  9 votes, 24.3%

The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber Michel Faber Michel Faber

THE CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE BY MICHEL FABER
 
  5 votes, 13.5%

Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, #1) by Jacqueline Winspear Jacqueline Winspear Jacqueline Winspear

MAISIE DOBBS BY JACQUELINE WINSPEAR
 
  4 votes, 10.8%

Roma  The Novel of Ancient Rome by Steven Saylor Steven Saylor Steven Saylor

ROMA: THE NOVEL OF ANCIENT ROME BY STEVEN SAYLOR
 
  3 votes, 8.1%

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke Susanna Clarke Susanna Clarke

JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL BY SUSANNA CLARK
 
  3 votes, 8.1%

The Hornet's Nest by Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter

THE HORNET'S NEST BY JIMMY CARTER
 
  2 votes, 5.4%

Drums Along the Mohawk (New York Classics) by Walter D. Edmonds Walter D. Edmonds

DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK BY WALTER D. EDMONDS
 
  2 votes, 5.4%

I, Claudius by Robert Graves Robert Graves Robert Graves

I. CLAUDIUS BY ROBERT GRAVES
 
  2 votes, 5.4%

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POSSESSION: A ROMANCE BY A. S. BYATT
 
  2 votes, 5.4%

Freedom  A Novel of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War by William SafireWilliam Safire William Safire

FREEDOM: A NOVEL OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN BY WILLIAM SAFIRE
 
  2 votes, 5.4%

A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss David Liss David Liss

A CONSPIRACY OF PAPER BY DAVID LISS
 
  2 votes, 5.4%

I, Elizabeth  A Novel by Rosalind Miles Rosalind Miles Rosalind Miles

I. ELIZABETH: A NOVEL BY ROSALIND MILES
 
  1 vote, 2.7%

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GIRL IN A BLUE DRESS BY GAYNOR ARNOLD
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Dissolution (Matthew Shardlake #1) by C.J. SansomC.J. Sansom C.J. Sansom

DISSOLUTION BY C.J SANSOM
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Course of Honor by Lindsey Davis Lindsey Davis

THE COURSE OF HONOR BY LINDSEY DAVIS
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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