The Secrets of Vesuvius

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Hachette Children's, Jul 1, 2002 - Social Science - 224 pages
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It's the summer of AD 79 and Flavia Gemina and her friends, Jonathan, Nubia and Lupus, set sail for the Bay of Naples where they are going to stay with Flavia's uncle near Pompeii. Once they arrive, they are soon absorbed in a quest to solve a riddle that may lead to treasure. But then tragedy strikes: Mount Vesuvius erupts and the friends must flee for their lives!

Not just a mystery - this is an absolutely thrilling action adventure that brings history to life!

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User Review  - CaroTheLibrarian - LibraryThing

Follow up to the Thieves of Ostia, this story sees Flavia and her friends heading for a holiday at the coast, only to get caught up in the eruption of Vesuvius. They manage to solve a few mysteries while they're there of course. Suitable for kids age 8+ Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Caroline Lawrence is American. She lives with her husband by the river in London and is active as a speaker in schools and at book festivals. She took part in the British Museum's POMPEII LIVE event, giving talks that were streamed to schools all over the UK, and she is the winner of the 2009 CLASSICS ASSOCIATION PRIZE for 'a significant contribution to the public understanding of Classics'. In addition to the 17 novels in the ROMAN MYSTERIES sequence, Caroline Lawrence has written five spin-off titles, all of which have contributed to total UK sales in excess of 1 million copies.

Visit Caroline's website at and follow her on Twitter @CarolineLawrenc.

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