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  • IrenesBooks@aol.com
    I will be setting up a poll for you. Here are the details on the two books: Margaret George: The Memoirs of Cleopatra: A Novel ISBN: 0312187459 964 pages From
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      I will be setting up a poll for you.

      Here are the details on the two books:

      Margaret George: The Memoirs of Cleopatra: A Novel
      ISBN: 0312187459
      964 pages

      From Booklist
      Once again, George's years of research result in an extremely
      detailed historical novel; following The Autobiography of Henry VIII
      (1986) and Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles (1992), the author
      now moves from sixteenth-century Europe to ancient North Africa to
      bring another legendary historical figure to contemporary
      understanding. Nimble despite its girth, the novel follows in first-
      person narrative every triumph and failure the famous queen of Egypt
      enjoyed and endured during her tumultuous life. This was, of course,
      a time when Egypt was at the mercy of more powerful neighbors;
      Cleopatra states the obvious when she says that "it seemed our fate
      was inextricably entwined with that of Rome." The other two major
      players on her stage were, as most readers know, Julius Caesar and
      Marc Antony; and those two figures spring to life along with the
      queen herself in these many but fast-flowing pages. For historical
      fiction readers who want to totally lose themselves, this accurate re-
      creation of a vastly interesting time and place will not disappoint.
      (The publicity push is considerable and miniseries rights already
      have been sold.) Brad Hooper

      Allan Massie: Augustus

      ISBN: 0786702672
      384 Pages

      The first in an acclaimed series of historical novels--including
      Tiberius and Caesar --reconstructs the lost memoirs of Augustus,
      recounting the life of the founder of the Roman Empire in his own
      frank, forceful style.

      The book presents the emperor's life through a series of documents,
      giving us views such as those of Marcus Agrippa, Cicero, and Antony,
      including Julia's diaries from Pandateria.

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