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y separately published work icon The Wedding Shroud : A Tale of Early Rome single work   novel   historical fiction  
Is part of Tales of Ancient Rome Elisabeth Storrs , 2010 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 The Wedding Shroud : A Tale of Early Rome
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'In 406 BC, to seal a tenuous truce, the young Roman Caecilia is wedded to Vel Mastarna, an Etruscan nobleman from the city of Veii. The fledgling Republic lies only twelve miles across the Tiber from its neighbour, but the cities are from opposing worlds so different are their customs and beliefs.

'Leaving behind a righteous society, Caecilia is determined to remain true to Roman virtues while living among the sinful Etruscans. Instead she finds herself tempted by a mystical, hedonistic culture which offers pleasure and independence to women as well as a chance to persuade the Gods to delay her destiny. Yet Mastarna and his people also hold dark secrets and, as war looms, Caecilia discovers that Fate is not so easy to control and that she must finally choose where her allegiance lies.

'Exploring themes of destiny versus self-determination and tolerance versus prejudice, The Wedding Shroud is a novel that vividly captures a historical time and place while shining a light on the lives of women of the ancient world.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: To David, Andrew and Lucas

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Pier 9 , 2010 .
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      Extent: 489p.
      Description: 1 map
      ISBN: 9781741967906 (pbk.)
    • Seattle, Washington (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Lake Union Publishing ,
      2015 .
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      Extent: 514p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 28 April 2015.
      ISBN: 1477828559, 9781477828557

Works about this Work

Untitled Annelise Balsamo , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , September vol. 90 no. 2 2010; (p. 34)

— Review of The Wedding Shroud : A Tale of Early Rome Elisabeth Storrs , 2010 single work novel
Wielding the 'Pen Knife' Elisabeth Storrs , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , April/May no. 190 2010; (p. 9)
Untitled Annelise Balsamo , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , September vol. 90 no. 2 2010; (p. 34)

— Review of The Wedding Shroud : A Tale of Early Rome Elisabeth Storrs , 2010 single work novel
Wielding the 'Pen Knife' Elisabeth Storrs , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , April/May no. 190 2010; (p. 9)
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