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Passages to the Past: On My Wishlist: Roseblood by Paul Doherty

F. Scott Fitzgerald standing with a copy of The Great Gatsby. The Great Gatsby publication date: April 10, 1925

'Invisible Romans' by Robert C Knapp (click on cover to download ebook sample of first 10%) - The Roman world was filled with people whose lives usually go unnoticed. This book goes in search of the invisible Romans - plebs, trades people, women, outlaws, freedmen, slaves, and soldiers. By probing cultural remains and painstaking examinations of historical, literary, and archaeological evidence, Robert Knapp brings vividly to life the Roman worlds of its most numerous inhabitants.

AMANDA FOREMAN -GEORGIANA, DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE - The winner of Britain's prestigious Whitbread Prize and a bestseller there for months, this wonderfully readable biography offers a rich, rollicking picture of late-eighteenth-century British aristocracy and the intimate story of a woman who for a time was its undisputed leader.

The Parthenon, another book by the fabulous Mary Beard - click on cover, then the green sample button to download a sample of first 10% for this ebook (DRM-free ePub - with publisher's permission via @Jellybooks)

Pompeii by Mary Beard is one of the next books I want to read. I really enjoyed her BBC documentary on Pompeii and my father devoured the books when I gifted him one at Christmas.