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Sun 26 Apr, 2015

The Defender of Rome series


Dubbed “one of the best historical novelists writing today” by the Daily Express, Douglas Jackson is a former newspaperman who wrote his first book during the journey to and from work. His latest book, enemy of Rome, is set in AD69, amid the turmoil of Rome’s civil war. Gaius Valerius Verrens is preparing to die – but at the last minute the execution is averted. Despite this “resurrection”, he’s far from safe, for he must battle his way to Rome, where he’s swept up in a political maelstrom.

Join us to find why the ancient world fascinates Jackson, and to discover how he crafts his fast-paced, meticulously researched novels.

What the critics are saying:

‘A splendid piece of story-telling and a vivid re-creation of a long-dead world.’ – Allan Massie

‘Brings a visceral realism to ancient Rome.’ – Daily Mail

‘Superb battle scenes I was gripped from start to finish.’ – Ben Kane

‘If I were Conn Iggulden or Simon Scarrow, I’d be rather worried by the new kid on the block.’ – The Scotsman

‘Jackson has established a reputation as one of our finest writers of historical fiction.’ – Daily Record

‘If you like your fiction bloody, political and historically accurate, but especially bloody, Jackson is your go-to man.’ – Sunday Sport

  • Date: Sun 26 Apr, 2015
  • Time: 3.15pm
  • Venue: Red Lecture Theatre
  • Ticket Price: £6.00
  • Concessions: £3.00
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