York Literature Festival Presents: Simon Turney
Everyone knows his name. Everyone thinks they know his story. Rome 37AD. The emperor is dying. No-one knows how long he has left. The power struggle has begun. When the
Everyone knows his name. Everyone thinks they know his story.
Rome 37AD. The emperor is dying. No-one knows how long he has left. The power struggle has begun. When the ailing Tiberius thrusts Caligula’s family into the imperial succession in a bid to restore order, he will change the fate of the empire and create one of history’s most infamous tyrants, Caligula.
But was Caligula really a monster? Forget everything you think you know. Let Livilla, Caligula’s youngest sister and confidante, tell you what really happened. How her quiet, caring brother became the most powerful man on earth. And how, with lies, murder and betrayal, Rome was changed for ever…
A born and bred Yorkshireman with a love of country, history and architecture, Simon Turney spends most of his rare free time travelling around ancient sites, writing, researching the ancient world and reading voraciously. With over twenty novels under his belt, Simon writes full time and lives with his wife and children and their menagerie of animals in rural North Yorkshire. Come and join him as he reads from Caligula and discusses his love of history.
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(Friday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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