The Secrets of Vesuvius: Roman Mysteries 2 (The Roman Mysteries)

The Secrets of Vesuvius: Roman Mysteries 2 (The Roman Mysteries)

by Caroline Lawrence (Author)


It's the summer of AD 79 and Flavia Gemina and her friends, Jonathan, Nubia and Lupus, set sail for the Bay of Naples where they are going to stay with Flavia's uncle near Pompeii. Once they arrive, they are soon absorbed in a quest to solve a riddle that may lead to treasure. But then tragedy strikes: Mount Vesuvius erupts and the friends must flee for their lives!

Not just a mystery - this is an absolutely thrilling action adventure that brings history to life!


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
Edition: New Ed
Publisher: Orion Childrens
Published: 01 Jul 2002

ISBN 10: 1842550217
ISBN 13: 9781842550212
Children’s book age: 9-11 Years
Book Overview: With her new friends and fellow detectives, Flavia solves a second mystery against the background of the eruption of Vesuvius.

Media Reviews
This is an interesting and exciting read that is extremely well researched. It is packed with accurate detail of everyday Roman life. The story is so well paced and involving that you don't realise just how much information you are absorbing. School Librarian, Summer 2002 The Secrets of Vesuvius in the immensely readable Roman Mysteries series by Caroline Lawrence again features a kind of classical famous five: Flavia Gemina and her friends, Jonathan, Nubia and Lupus, plus Scuto the dog, meet the great Pliny while on holiday in Pompeii and end up near Mount Vesuvius on the fateful night it erupted. An enormous amount of information about the ancient world is conveyed under the guise of a jolly good romp. -- Fiona Lafferty TES, 30 Aug 02 Lawrence weaves an engaging spell, painting first-century Italy vividly. Good Book Guide
Author Bio
Caroline Lawrence is American. She lives with her husband by the river in London and is active as a speaker in schools and at book festivals. She took part in the British Museum's POMPEII LIVE event, giving talks that were streamed to schools all over the UK, and she is the winner of the 2009 CLASSICS ASSOCIATION PRIZE for 'a significant contribution to the public understanding of Classics'. In addition to the 17 novels in the ROMAN MYSTERIES sequence, Caroline Lawrence has written five spin-off titles, all of which have contributed to total UK sales in excess of 1 million copies. Visit Caroline's website at and follow her on Twitter @CarolineLawrenc.