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When We Were Romans

Matthew Kneale

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ISBN 10: 0330450069 / ISBN 13: 9780330450065
Published by Pan Macmillan
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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.

About the Author: Matthew Kneale is the author of Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance, English Passengers (winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and shortlisted for the Booker Prize), Mr. Foreigner (winner of the Somerset Maugham Prize), Inside Rose's Kingdom and Sweet Thames (winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize). He lives in Rome with his wife and two children.

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Title: When We Were Romans

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Binding: Soft cover

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