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The Dream of Scipio by Iain Pears

The Dream of Scipio - Iain Pears

bookshelves: archaeology, ancient-history, books-about-books-and-book-shops, conflagration, france, historical-fiction, medieval5c-16c, one-penny-wonder, philosophy, plague-disease, published-2002, teh-brillianz, wwii, war, time-slip, spring-2010, mystery-thriller, italy, art-forms

Read from April 24 to 26, 2010


 Okay - here we go...
at last...

Julien Barneuve died at 3.28 on the afternoon of 18 August 1943.

Note to self - contrast Sophia's tale of those that sit on the fence with Julien's predicament with Marcel(p 204) with Dante's first circle

What a 'gulp' moment when Julia discovers Pisano's art (p 264)


In national bestseller The Dream of Scipio, acclaimed author Iain Pears intertwines three intellectual mysteries, three love stories, and three of the darkest moments in human history. United by a classical text called "The Dream of Scipio," three men struggle to find refuge for their hearts and minds from the madness that surrounds them in the final days of the Roman Empire, in the grim years of the Black Death, and in the direst hours of World War II. An ALA Booklist Editors' Choice.