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Description - Lustrum by Robert Harris

Rome, 63 BC. In a city on the brink of acquiring a vast empire, seven men are struggling for power. Cicero is consul; Caesar, his ruthless young rival; Pompey, the republic s greatest general; Crassus, its richest man; Cato, a political fanatic; Catilina, a psychopath; Clodius, an ambitious playboy. The stories of these real historical figures their alliances and betrayals, their cruelties and seductions, their brilliance and their crimes are all interleaved to form this epic novel. Its narrator is Tiro, a slave who serves as confidential secretary to the wily, humane, complex Cicero. He knows all his master s secrets a dangerous position to be in. From the discovery of a child s mutilated body, through judicial execution and a scandalous trial, to the brutal unleashing of the Roman mob, Lustrum is a study in the timeless enticements and horrors of power.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099406327
ISBN-10: 0099406322
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 29mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Robert Harris

Robert Harris is the author of Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, Imperium and The Ghost, all of which were international bestsellers. His work has been translated into thirty-seven languages. After graduating with a degree in English from Cambridge University, he worked as a reporter for the BBC's Panorama and Newsnight programmes, before becoming political editor of the Observer and subsequently a columnist on the Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph. He is married to Gill Hornby and they live with their four children in a village near Hungerford.

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