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Medicus and the Disappearing Dancing Girls

Downie, Ruth

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ISBN 10: 0718149297 / ISBN 13: 9780718149291
Published by Michael Joseph, London, UK, 2006
Condition: Fine No Binding
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Title: Medicus and the Disappearing Dancing Girls

Publisher: Michael Joseph, London, UK

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition..

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A stunningly original detective novel set at the point of Emperor Trajan's death. Gaius Petreius Ruso is a destitute and divorced army doctor who has made the rash decision to seek his fortune in one of the inclement outposts of the Roman Empire, namely Britannia. His arrival in Deva (more commonly known as Chester) does little to improve his mood and, after a straight thirty-six hours on the wards in the Fort, he succumbs to a moment of weakness and rescues injured slave girl, Tilla. Little does he realize how this one act is going to bring nothing but trouble and far too much interaction with the irritating locals.

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In 2004 Ruth Downie won the Fay Weldon section of BBC3's "End of Story" competition. She has also won or been highly placed in several short story competitions including the Bridport Prize, and won the Historical Novel Society's challenge to start a historical romance. She was runner-up in the Mail on Sunday's "Start a Novel" competition, and one of her short stories was chosen as Writers News "Winner of winners" for 1997. Ruth is married with two sons. She lives in Milton Keynes.

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