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Helen Dunmore - Counting The Stars (2nd Hand Hardback)

£9.95
SKU B001947
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : Very Good (Near As New)
  • Category : Fiction - Historical Fiction
  • Published : 2008 (Fig Tree / Penguin - 1st Edition, 1st Printing)
  • ISBN : 9780670914548
  • SKU : B001947
  • PPC : SP490gm
  • RRP : £16.99 (Unclipped)
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

Counting the Stars is a captivating tale of forbidden love and bestselling author Helen Dunmore's tenth novel.

In the heat of Rome's long summer, the poet Catullus and his older married lover, Clodia Metelli, meet in secret.

Their Rome is a city of extremes. Tenants are packed into ramshackle apartment blocks while palatial villas house the magnificence of the families who control Rome. Armed street gangs clash in struggles for political power. Slaves are the eyes and ears of everything that goes on, while civilisation and violence are equals, murder is the easy option and poison the weapon of choice.

Catallus' relationship with Clodia is one of the most intense, passionate, tormented and candid in history.

In love and in hate, their story exposes the beauty and terrors of Roman life in the late Republic.

'She reels you in . . . Dunmore has a gift for turning every genre she touches to gold' - The Telegraph.

`Dunmore at her most innovative and daring . . . a powerful and convincing study of fame and notoriety . . . captivating and compelling' - Time Out.

'Dunmore's strengths as a novelist have always included her skill in sensuous description and her ability to convey the promises and the dangers of erotic love. The Rome she has so vividly realised in Counting the Stars provides a new stage on which to display those strengths' - The Sunday Times.

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