The Memoirs of Cleopatra, Paperback Book
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The mesmerizing story of Queen Cleopatra in her own words - by bestselling novelist Margaret George, author of The Autobiography of Henry VIII and Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles.

Told in the first person - from the young queen's earliest memories of her father's tenuous rule to her own reign over one of the most glittering kingdoms in the world - this is an enthralling saga of ambition and power.

It is also a tale of passion that begins when the twenty-one-year-old Cleopatra, desperate to return from exile, seeks out the one man who can help her: Julius Caesar. And it does not end until, having survived the assassination of Caesar and the defeat of the second man she loves, Marc Antony, she plots her own death ...'The author's impeccable research brings a long-ago civilization thoroughly to life, and her portraits of Cleopatra, Caesar and Antony are wonderful.

A spellbinding book' Barbara Taylor Bradford, book of the year in the Sunday Times

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 1152 pages, map
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9780330353823

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All three of Margaret George's fictional autobiographies make wonderful reading. Will she write any more?

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An interesting and involved story of Cleopatra and her life and loves. Sometimes too much detail and the book is weighty. You can see how Margaret George got herself very involved in the character and the situation in the world. I did enjoy it but felt it was a bit long and occasionally could be a bit shorter as things did lag. However it was very interesting and did get you into the mind of the characters.

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Brilliant book, everyone I have recommended it too loved it. Don't be put off by its size, its worth it.

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4

This is such a spellbinding book. A wonderful read thoroughly researched and written in such a way to make it so easy to read and keep you involved with all the historical facts. A huge book but don't be put off - it's a pleasure to read it.Back Cover Blurb:Told in the first person - from the young queen's earliest memories of her father's tenuous rule to her own reign over one of the most glittering kingdoms in the world - this is a mesmerizing saga of ambition and power.It is also a tale of passion that begins when the 21-year-old Cleopatra, desperate to return from exile, seeks out the one man who can help her: Julius Caesar. And it does not end until, having survived the assassination of Caesar and the defeat of the second man she loves, Marc Anthony, she plots her own death.....

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Probably one of my favorite books ever. It had everything.

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