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Claudia

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A charming and moving novel of ancient Rome. Claudia is blessed with visions which give her a controversial outlook for the time. Married to Pontius Pilate, she is witness to the last days of Jesus but the story contains more than just this experience. It is a glimpse into a vanished world of tradition and bigotry, but also great beauty. I really enjoyed it.

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Claudia by Antoinette May

Claudia has a privileged life. Niece of Rome's favoured warrior, she lives in luxury, surrounded by her family and tended by slaves. Gifted with second sight, her dreams tell her many things, from which gladiator will win the battle in the Coliseum to the secret enemies who plot against the Emperor.

When Claudia falls deeply in love with a charismatic soldier known as Pilate, she determines to win his heart, whatever the cost. Ignoring the warnings, she enchants Pilate with a love-spell and the pair are swiftly, blissfully, married. As wife to one of Rome's rising stars, Claudia is admired and talked about, for her beauty, for her lavish parties and for her gift of the sight. Yet her dreams begin to trouble her... Rome is built on powerful, treacherous alliances, and while Pilate's star continues to rise, shame and tragedy stalk Claudia's family.

As a circle of betrayal and despair threatens to encompass her, Claudia realises her fate and future happiness is inextricably bound with a man who appears in her dreams, a man who wears a crown of thorns, a man she knows her husband must not condemn to death …

About the Author

Antoinette May is the author of many books and is a regular contributor to the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE. Her work has appeared in COSMOPOLITAN, COUNTRY LIVING and many more. She is the co-author of ADVENTURES OF A PSYCHIC: The Fascinating Inspiring True-Life Story of One of America's Most Successful Clairvoyants, a biography of contemporary clairvoyant Sylvia Browne which spent 42 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.

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Book Info

Publication date

20th March 2008

Author

Antoinette May

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback

Categories

Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9780752893181

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