• An assured, addictive and captivating tale of forbidden love. Dunmore possesses a gift for turning every genre she touches into gold

    Daily Telegraph
  • A highly charged, richly evocative story of illicit passion . . . conjures up the corruption and rampant consumerism of ancient Rome

    Daily Mail
  • Powerful, memorable, compelling

    Sunday Times
  • Dunmore brings to life the people, the smells and the streets of a city where greed is good and lust for sex as well as power is what drives men and women on . . . richly evocative, sparkling

  • Marvellous, powerful, convincing, captivating, compelling, mesmerising, seductive, inventive . . . Dunmore at her most innovative and daring

    Time Out
  • Striking, memorable

    Sunday Times
  • A moving, passionate tale of two people in love

  • Thanks to generous helpings of corruption, promiscuity, hedonism and celebrity, the Roman Empire feels startlingly modern

  • Elegant, transfixing character-driven historical fiction

    Financial Times
  • Her narrative moves in sensuous leisure...the landscape is exquisitely realised

    Literary Review

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