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Author: Helen Dunmore
Publisher: London : Penguin Books Ltd : [distributor] Penguin Books Ltd, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the sticky summer heat unruly desires stir the blood ... For Catullus, the brilliantly witty and outrageous young poet, and Clodia, his older, married lover, a borrowed villa in Rome is a secret, illicit meeting-place. When they are apart, Catullus burns with desire for 'his girl', while Clodia goes her own way among his rivals.
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Genre/Form: Love stories
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Dunmore
ISBN: 9780141015033 0141015039
OCLC Number: 851801226
Target Audience: General (US: Trade).
Description: 288 pages ; 20 x 13 x 2 cm
Responsibility: Helen Dunmore.

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In the heat of Rome's long summer, the poet Catullus and his older married lover, Clodia Metelli, meet in secret. Living at the heart of sophisticated, brittle and brutal Roman society at the time of  Read more...

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An assured, addictive and captivating tale of forbidden love. Dunmore possesses a gift for turning every genre she touches into gold * Daily Telegraph * A highly charged, richly evocative story of Read more...

 
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