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Caroline Lawrence was born in London, England. Her American parents returned to the United States shortly afterwards and she grew up in Bakersfield, California with her younger brother and sister. Her father taught English and drama in a local high school and her mother was an artist.

When she was twelve, Caroline's family moved to Stanford University in northern California so that her father could study Linguistics. Caroline inherited her father's love of words and her mother's love of art. She subsequently studied Classics at Berkeley, where she won a Marshall Scholarship to Cambridge. There, at Newnham College, she studied Classical Art and Archaeology.

After Cambridge, Caroline remained in England, and later took an MA in Hebrew and Jewish Studies at University College London. She then taught Latin, French and art at a small London primary school. In 2000 she wrote The Thieves of Ostia, the first in a series of children's adventure stories set in Ancient Rome. The series is now up to number 17 with The Man from Pomegranate Street (2009).

The books have now been turned in the Roman M

ystery Series by the BBC. The video clip above is embebbed from You Tube- so we presume that it is not restricted by copyright.............

The Roman Mysteries combine Caroline's love of art history, ancient languages and travel. Her other passions include cinema, jazz and London.

Roman Mysteries

The Thieves of Ostia (2001)
The Secrets of Vesuvius (2001)
The Pirates of Pompeii (2002)
The Assassins of Rome (2002)
The Dolphins of Laurentum (2003)
The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina (2003)
The Enemies of Jupiter (2003)
The Gladiators from Capua (2004)
The Colossus of Rhodes (2005)
The Fugitive from Corinth (2005)
The Sirens of Surrentum (2006)
The Charioteer of Delphi (2006)
The Slave Girl from Jerusalem (2007)
The Beggar of Volubilis (2008)
The Scribes from Alexandria (2008)
The Prophet from Ephesus (2008)
From Ostia to Alexandria with Flavia Gemina (2008)
The Man from Pomegranate Street (2009)
The Roman Mysteries Omnibus (omnibus) (2005)
The Code of Romulus (2007)
The Thieves of OstiaThe Secrets of Vesuvius
The Pirates of PompeiiThe Assassins of Rome
The Dolphins of Laurentum
The Twelve Tasks of Flavia GeminaThe Enemies of Jupiter
The Gladiators from Capua
The Colossus of Rhodes
The Fugitive from Corinth
The Sirens of Surrentum
The Charioteer of Delphi
The Slave Girl from Jerusalem
The Beggar of Volubilis
The Scribes from Alexandria
The Prophet from Ephesus
From Ostia to Alexandria with Flavia Gemina
The Man from Pomegranate Street

The Roman Mysteries Omnibus
The Code of Romulus

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