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A. D. 62: Pompeii
A. D. 62: Pompeii, a novel Review By Rebecca East A twenty-first century woman finds herself stranded in first century Rome, where she is sold to a wealthy family as a house slave. This situation provides her with an intimate, Upstairs / Downstairs look at household life in the ancient world. Her knowledge of the future enables her to become a storyteller. She draws upon sources that range from Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales to Shakespeare's pl...
A.D. 62: Pompeii (Science Fiction)
Iuniverse, 2003, 16.95 ISBN: 059526882X The researchers have learned a lot about time travel including weight being a key factor. They decide to send someone two millennium into the past, but besides the smallness requirement, the person must have knowledge of the era. That is why Miranda is chosen to go back in time. Miranda makes it to A.D. 62: POMPEII, but something went wrong and retrieval is not an option as the homing device fails. Th...
A.D. 62: Pompeii (Literature)
This unusual novel is written by an expert in archaeology, someone who teaches archaeology and has worked on "digs." Rebecca East (author's pen name) wrote this, her first novel, to relate a very interesting fictionalized account of what life must have been like in ancient Pompeii. Her expertise on Roman history and Pompeii comes out clearly in her novel. She is also a very good story teller. Her main Character, Miranda, is sent back into time by a t...
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