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SPQR by Mary Beard

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magimedi Sun 29-Nov-15 20:25:03

Is currently under £2 on kindle

I know it's not fiction and I will repost this in non fiction but it's such a bargain!

CoteDAzur Sun 29-Nov-15 20:40:47

Is it good?

magimedi Sun 29-Nov-15 22:25:04

Cote - I don't know, but it has had ace reviews & is about £18 in hardback in the shops do am happy to take a punt at that price.

tribpot Sun 29-Nov-15 22:35:52

I'd already bought this evening, after Beard tweeted to say it was under a tenner (turned out that was the hardback, was amazed at the Kindle price). Great interview with her about the book here in the History Extra podcast.

hackmum Mon 30-Nov-15 08:02:18

I read it a few weeks ago - it's extremely good. Very lucid and well-written. It's long, though.

BrianButterfield Mon 30-Nov-15 08:06:26

Thanks, have bought this. I really enjoyed her Pompeii book - the right blend of interesting but actually academic.

weebarra Mon 30-Nov-15 08:10:05

Thank you, have bought this!

Helenluvsrob Mon 30-Nov-15 08:12:28


HermioneWeasley Mon 30-Nov-15 08:14:03

Thanks, have got it!

Calfon Mon 30-Nov-15 17:05:24

I picked it up on a Black Friday deal for £10 as part of my xmas gift from DH. It arrived today and I haven't taken it out of the package but it seems like a significant tome. So looking forward to it.

Wolpertinger Mon 30-Nov-15 17:11:35

It's v readable, pages go pretty quickly. I'm not sure if she's still doing her book launch tour but if she is, she is well worth seeing talk about it and life in general.

tribpot Mon 30-Nov-15 17:14:02

I'm a bit worried she's going to spot this thread and think we've missed the point completely because we all think it's fiction grin

Helenluvsrob Mon 30-Nov-15 18:31:01

Mary we know it's not fiction but the original poster wanted to share you grand book widely!

I bought it for my DD who has just started a PhD in ancient history smile

Movingonmymind Wed 02-Dec-15 19:17:47

I like her audio books, may get this. Pompeii one brilliant, she narrated it.

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