The Fires of Vesuvius

Author: Mary Beard

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Josephine (Jo) I read Mary's book The Fires Of Vesuvius a while ago and thought it was fantastic! It took me a while to realise that the lady on the t.v series that I have just watched about ancient Rome was the same person, I should have known because I was immediately gripped with her wonderful descriptions of the Roman world of the common man and she left me wanting to learn more.
I would love her to have a regular history program on t.v. She is a great lady.

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Wayne I only recently(August 2012) made Mary Beard's aquaintance through the 3 part TV series "Meet The Romans" which was absolutely fascinating.I've never read or heard anything before which really nails what most history enthusiasts REALLY want to know "WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO LIVE BACK THEN???Mary did it through the tombstones which read like mini-diary entries.
A Revelation!!!

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