Cleopatra: The Story of the Beautiful Egyptian Queen

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A&C Black, Mar 14, 2013 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
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Cleopatra is an iconic figure and one of the most powerful women in
history. The last pharaoh of Egypt, and often depicted as a great
beauty, she was renowned for her liaisons with the world's most
powerful men, including Gaius Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. This
fictional retelling of her life is a dramatic and thrilling story.

Lives in Action is a series of
narrative biographies that recount the lives of some of the key figures
in history. Page-turning, thrilling plots that read like fiction will
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Contents

1 Princess of Alexandria
7
2 A King in Fear
10
3 Queen of Egypt
16
4 Enemies at Work
24
5 While the Queens Away
29
6 Homecoming
35
7 A New Beginning
42
8 The Trouble With Sisters
49
12 Running from Rome
77
13 Cleopatra Takes Control
84
14 Antony and Cleopatra
90
15 Magnificent Gifts
96
16 Battle at Actium
103
17 Desperate Days
110
Afterword
118
Map
119

9 The End of Two Enemies
56
10 Holidays and Celebrations
64
11 Life and Death in Rome
71

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Valerie Wilding is an established writer of historical fiction and non fiction. She is a regular contributor to Scholastic's My Story series (Highway Girl, Road to War, Bloody Tower, To Kill a Queen) and Boudicca and her Barmy Army was published in their Dead Famous series. Her own series, The Princess Files, about real princesses, was published by OUP.

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