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Synopsis: Nine-year-old Lawrence is the man in his family. He carefully watches over his willful little sister, Jemima, and his mother, Hannah. When Hannah becomes convinced that their estranged father is stalking them, the family flees London and heads for Rome, where Hannah lived happily as a young woman. For Lawrence, fascinated by stories of popes and emperors, Rome is an adventure. Though they are short of money, and move from home to home, staying with his mother’s old friends, little by little their new life seems to be taking shape. But the trouble that brought them to Italy will not quite leave them in peace.
Narrated in Lawrence’s perfectly rendered voice, When We Were Romans powerfully evokes the emotions and confusions of childhood — the triumphs, the jealousies, the fears, and the love. Even as everything he understands is turned upside down, Lawrence remains determined to keep his family together, viewing the world from a perspective that is at once endearingly innocent and preternaturally wise.
About the Author: Matthew Kneale was born in London in 1960, the son of two writers. He is author of numerous prize-winning novels, including the bestselling English Passengers, which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He lives with his wife and two children in Rome.
Title: When We Were Romans
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Book Condition: New
Book Description Pan Macmillan, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Bookseller Inventory # BBI2289107
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003541663
Book Description Pan Macmillan, 2007. Perfect Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Sun Damage to edge of Pages. No.1 BESTSELLERS - great prices, friendly customer service â€" all orders are dispatched next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000517347
Book Description Pan Macmillan 2007 Paperback, 2007. Book Condition: Very Good. 272 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 580996
Book Description Pan Macmillan, Australia, 2008. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: New. 272 pages. Multiple copies of this title available. Lawrence is only a child, but he's the man in his family. His little sister is still too young to understand. When their mother, paranoid that the kids' father is stalking them, drives her young family through the night across the continent to Rome, what begins as an adventure ends in imprisonment and a desperate attempt finally to break free. Told from the point of view of Lawrence, who is obsessed by the Roman Emperors but also by the stars, this profoundly moving novel shows how childhood innocence copes with adulthood come early, and how a boy's humour, protectiveness and intuitive understanding keeps a family from falling apart. Quantity Available: 4. Category: Fiction; General; ISBN/EAN: 9780330450065. Inventory No: 10070015. This item is in stock in our Australian warehouse. We are not dropshippers. Bookseller Inventory # 10070015
Book Description Picador, 2007. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 051100
Book Description 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st. Paperback. Lawrence is only a child, but he's the man in his family. His little sister is still too young to understand. When their mother, paranoid that the kids' father is stalking the.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 272 pages. 0.355. Bookseller Inventory # 9780330450065
Book Description 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st. Paperback. Lawrence is only a child, but he's the man in his family. His little sister is still too young to understand. When their mother, paranoid that the kids' father is stalking them, drives her.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 272 pages. 0.355. Bookseller Inventory # 9780330450065