Author(s): Caroline Lawrence
Young Adult | No Category
May AD 80. Flavia and her three friends, Jonathan, Nubia, and Lupus are in Cenchrea, the eastern harbor of Corinth, the hometown of their tutor Aristo. But Aristo tells them he is not coming back with them this time. Later, there is a commotion, and the children find a blood-soaked Aristo crouched over Flavia's father, who has been stabbed. The children set off for Delphi in pursuit of Aristo.
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Caroline Lawrence is American. She won a scholarship to Cambridge to read Classical Archaeology, then did a degree in Hebrew and Jewish Studies at University College, London. She lives with her husband, a graphic designer, by the river in London and is active as a speaker in schools and at book festivals.