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Top 40 Book Club : 2011
22 23 This first novel from a home grown author is a wonderfully intoxicating blend of history, romance, myth and intrigue. Casting back to Rome 406 BC, we follow the journey of Caecilia, a young Roman girl who is traded into a political marriage by her pious and distant family. Will her marriag e to Vel, an exotic and power f ul enemy Etruscan lord, bring her the f re edom, love and f ulfilment she so desperately wants, or will it curse her to the very fate she is struggling so hard to avoid? Beautifully written and thoroughly researched, this book is a lively and abso rbing tale of the ancient world. ‘ .. .this first novel from a home grown author is a wonderfully intoxicating blend of history, romance, myth and intrigue ... ThE wEdding shroud // elizabeth storrs // Book cluB reads Top