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Children of the Wolf

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The stirring story of the reign of King Romulus which conveys an extraordinary sense of the realities of life in the eighth century B.C.
Mass Market Paperback, K-118
Published 1959 by Ace
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Terence
Without a doubt, the best thing about GoodReads is the number of new authors I’ve discovered who would have most likely remained unknown to me. A short list includes Sylvia Townsend Warner, Ivan Goncharov, Ivy Compton-Burnett, Thomas Burnett Swann, Heinrich von Kleist, T.F. Powys and Theodor Fontane. Alfred Duggan joins that list of discoveries. He came to my attention in the course of reading Andrea Carandini’s Rome: Day One, which is an account of Rome’s foundation and – naturally enough – men ...more
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Another serendipitous find. Alfred Duggan (1903-1964) was an English historian, archaeologist and novelist who flourished in the 1950s with a string of historical novels, all of which sound interesting. This title came to my attention because I recently (Easter 2012) finished a book on the founding of Rome (Rome: Day One). Others, equally intriguing, include:

Conscience of the King, about Cerdic, the first ruler of Wessex;
Winter Quarters, about two Gauls in the time of Caesar;
Three's Company, abo
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Interesting and believable take on the founding of Rome story although a little dated by archaeology now
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"There have been few historical imaginations better informed or more gifted than Alfred Duggan’s" (The New Criterion).

Historian, archaeologist and novelist Alfred Leo Duggan wrote historical fiction and non-fiction about a wide range of subjects, in places and times as diverse as Julius Caesar’s Rome and the Medieval Europe of Thomas Becket.

Although he was born in Argentina, Duggan grew up in Engl
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