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The Legate's Daughter

Wallace Breem

ISBN 10: 0575017872 / ISBN 13: 9780575017870
Published by Victor Gollancz, 1974
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Scarce 1st British edition, with dust jacket design by Eileen Walton. The dust jacket retains the publisher's original price of L2.50. The book has lavender cloth boards with gold lettering. 283 pages. Gorgeous copy of author's high acclaimed 2nd novel. PON in ink on front flyleaf. Bookseller Inventory # 610057

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Title: The Legate's Daughter

Publisher: Victor Gollancz

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

The scene is Rome in the troublesome year 24 B.C. Emperor Augustus is in ill health and the city is seething with intrigue. There is speculation about the succession, uncertainty in the capital and unrest on the frontiers. The question of an heir is acute. Augustus has only one child, a daughter, Julia. She is married to Marcellus, marking the young man with the Emperor's favour, but some disagree with the match. Powerful rivals engineer crisis and conspiracy. These events are seen through the eyes of Curtius Rufus, ex-centurion, gambler, and a man dissatisfied with life. He comes to the attention of Augustus's lieutenant, Marcus Agrippa, who leads Curtius into the puzzling affair of the legate's daughter, kidnapped, it appears, by pirates and held in captivity in the African desert.

About the Author:

Wallace Breem was born in 1926 and educated at Westminster School. In 1944 he entered the Indian Army Officers Training School and later joined a crack regiment of the North West Frontier Force. After the war he joined the staff of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, where he became Chief Librarian and Keeper of Manuscripts. He died in 1990.

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