Review: The Sirens of Surrentum
May 12, 2008
Inspiring kids to read these days is no mean feat in the wake of crumbling educational systems. One is considered lucky if one’s child buys into the global media hype of Harry Potter. Even luckier, supposedly, are those who start studying Elvish at the behest of Tolkien. I am not myself a parent, but I wonder offhand if there is something better to inspire children than overblown fantasy epics. Were I to have kids, I’d want to teach them something more valuable. I’d want them to learn history, to taste of the knowledge and glory of our illustrious cultural forebears. In so many words I’d want to groom them for Romanophilia. Thanks to Caroline Lawrence and her Roman Mysteries series, we now have something to educate the next generation of UNRV members…
Read the full review of The Sirens of Surrentum by Caroline Lawrence.
Also be sure to read this engaging interview with Ms. Lawrence on this most recent book, her “Roman Mysteries” series and more… Caroline Lawrence Interview