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Old 03-28-2013, 08:13 AM   #1
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Pompeii or Herculaneum

Anyone know of any Pompeii or Herculaneum historical fiction?

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Old 03-28-2013, 08:38 AM   #2
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Anyone know of any Pompeii or Herculaneum historical fiction?.
Old classic: 'The Last Days of Pompeii', by Edward Bulwer-Lytton. Right here in the library.
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"Pompeii" by Robert Harris. Superb novel.
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"Pompeii" by Robert Harris. Superb novel.
I second that. I read it a few weeks ago. A great read.

I'm surprised they haven't made a film of it. It has all the ingredients of a classic disaster movie.

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I second that. I read it a few weeks ago. A great read.

I'm surprised they haven't made a film of it. It has all the ingredients of a classic disaster movie.

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Watched the tv programme about Pompeii last night and the graphics were really good. Did you catch it?

I visited Pompeii and Herculaneum in the summer of 2010 and was absolutely brilliant. I preferred the smaller town of Herculaneum to Pompeii but still eye-opening.
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Watched the tv programme about Pompeii last night and the graphics were really good. Did you catch it?
Yes, excellent. Probably inspired by the new "Pompeii and Herculaneum" exhibition at the British Museum (which I'm going to next Friday).
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Yes, excellent. Probably inspired by the new "Pompeii and Herculaneum" exhibition at the British Museum (which I'm going to next Friday).
Awesome. I am in London in July; might pop in and have a look, although I've actually seen it all in Italy.
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Awesome. I am in London in July; might pop in and have a look, although I've actually seen it all in Italy.
Me too, but British Museum exhibitions are always wonderful. They had a fabulous "Shakespeare" exhibition on last autumn. The books which accompany the exhibitions are great, too.
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"Pompeii" by Robert Harris. Superb novel.
Absolutely loved this book. Very highly recommended.
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Thanks for the Robert Harris recommendation. Will check this one out!
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