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Footprints in the Ash

Footprints in the Ash
  • Author(s): Stanley Salmons
  • Location(s): Pompeii
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 79AD and Modern

On mountain slopes south of Pompeii a group of Roman citizens flees the doomed city, leaving their footprints in a layer of volcanic ash. Two thousand years later the footprints are rediscovered, and a joint Anglo-Italian dig is set...

Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town

Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town
  • Author(s): Mary Beard
  • Location(s): Pompeii
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 79AD and Modern

Pompeii explodes a number of myths – from the very date of the eruption, probably a few months later than usually thought: the hygiene of the baths which must have been hotbeds of germs: and the legendary number of...

The Night Villa

The Night Villa
  • Author(s): Carol Goodman
  • Location(s): Pompeii, United States (USA)
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern looking back to AD 79

The eruption of Italy’s Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 buried a city and its people, their treasures and secrets. Centuries later, echoes of this disaster resonate with profound consequences in the life of classics professor Sophie Chase. Beneath layers...

The Wolf Den

The Wolf Den
  • Author(s): Elodie Harper
  • Location(s): Pompeii
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): Early A.D.

An engaging, female-focussed novel set in ancient Pompeii, from an exciting new voice in historical fiction. The streets of Pompeii have a life of their own: the cries of the hawkers, the beauty and dirt of the crowds, the...

Pompeii

Pompeii
  • Author(s): Robert Harris
  • Location(s): Pompeii
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1st Century

A sweltering week in late August. Where better to enjoy the last days of summer than on the beautiful Bay of Naples? But even as Rome’s richest citizens relax in their villas around Pompeii and Herculaneum, there are ominous...

In the Garden of the Fugitives

In the Garden of the Fugitives
  • Author(s): Ceridwen Dovey
  • Location(s): Pompeii
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

‘It has been almost fifteen years. I’ve thought about you often, mostly unkindly. But there: I have thought about you.’ Nearly twenty years after Vita broke off contact with Royce, he writes to her, determined to excavate the past....

The Last Days of Pompeii

The Last Days of Pompeii
  • Author(s): Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
  • Location(s): Pompeii
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): AD 79

The Last Days of Pompeii is a novel written by the baron Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1834. The novel was inspired by the painting The Last Day of Pompeii by the Russian painter Karl Briullov, which Bulwer-Lytton had seen in...

The Paninis of Pompeii

The Paninis of Pompeii
  • Author(s): Andy Stanton
  • Location(s): Pompeii
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

The first in a brand new series from the fevered imagination of the award-winning, bestselling author of MR GUM. Welcome to the last days of Pompeii as you’ve NEVER imagined them before! Join fart-trader Caecilius, his wife, Vesuvius, and...

The Pirates of Pompeii

The Pirates of Pompeii
  • Author(s): Caroline Lawrence
  • Location(s): Pompeii
  • Genre(s): Children, Adventure
  • Era(s): 79AD

It is AD 79 and Mount Vesuvius has erupted, destroying Pompeii. Among the thousands of people huddled in refugee camps along the bay of Naples are Flavia Gemina and her friends, Jonathan the Jewish boy, Nubia the African slave-girl,...

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