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A. D. 62: Pompeii, a novel Review By Rebecca East
A twenty-first century woman finds herself stranded in first century Rome, where she is sold to a wealthy family as a house slave. This situation provides her with an intimate, Upstairs / Downstairs look at household life
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in the ancient world. Her knowledge of the future enables her to become a storyteller. She draws upon sources that range from Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales to Shakespeare's plays for persuasive messages about
the rights of women and the humanity of slaves. As her influence over the family grows, she earns the love of her master and his daughter -- and the hatred of jealous rivals. In this gentle fable about the power of stories to
change people's lives, Miranda's life becomes as mythic as the stories she tells.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Ancient rome Captor, in love with    -   Yes If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her Time Travel    -   Yes Type of time travel    -   present to past

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age/status:    -   40's-50's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   blissful    -   sensitive

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   slave Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:    -   can see into the future Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   a better lover    -   blissful


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   50% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much sexing?    -   1-2 sex acts

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