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Fri 24 Apr, 2015

The Vespasian Chronicles

Speaker:

After reading drama and theatre at university, Robert Fabbri worked in film and television for 25 years. A lifelong passion for ancient history – and the sensible advice that he should write the kind of books he wanted to read – inspired his Vespasian novels. Rome’s Lost Son is the sixth in the series: It is AD51 and Vespasian has just scored a huge victory in Britain, but his hard-won gains threaten to unravel thanks to the political mess of Emperor Claudius’s court, back in Rome.

Come hear about Fabbri’s life-long love of ancient war games (and his collection of 3,500 hand painted lead soldiers), the challenges he encountered in changing careers, and what it is he finds so compelling about Vespasian’s saga.

What the critics are saying:

High quality sword and sandals epic. – Lovereading.co.uk

“Fabbri’s Vespasian novels have been creating quite a stir. – The History Girls blog

“Definitely a series you’ll want to read.” – The BookPlank blog

“An exciting addition to a popular genre.” – Historical Novel Society

  • Date: Fri 24 Apr, 2015
  • Time: 11.45am
  • Venue: Red Lecture Theatre
  • Ticket Price: £6.00
  • Concessions: £3.00
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