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‘Pompeii’ – by Robert Harris

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This novel is just excellent: a perfect bedtime reading book. Even though we know what’s going to happen from the get-go, namely, that Vesuvius is gonna blow its top and destroy Pompeii, the story is told so well it doesn’t matter that the outcome is known beforehand.

The protagonist is an “aquarius,” or water engineer, charged with repairing the Aqua Augusta, one of the great aqueducts of the Roman Empire. In doing so, he unearths a sinister plot to divert Pompeii’s water, and his efforts to repair the damaged aqueduct dovetail with his investigation and the approaching eruption of Vesuvius. Superb.

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    Buongiorno! I hope that this is made to recapitare to sig the Robert Harris, pleasure to make its acquaintance. I find its wonderful and wonderful book on Pompei a lot is true that I being an artist have realized one extension on the topic Pompei 79 d.c. “I Domitilla”, for this reason write it I would want to make them gift of my CD of presentation and to invite it to my extension that will be kept to Naples Castel Nuovo How kindly I can send them to my Cd and the eventual catalogue? Prof.Aniello Scotto, Italy mine web http://www.anielloscotto.it Thanks of all!