Gripping and ingenious... Kneale's account is a masterpiece of pacing and suspense. Characters from the city's history spring to life in his hands.
A stirring portrait of a city at war... brings Rome's fractious past to life.
Utterly compelling, brilliant... Wonderfully moving and inspiring
Fascinating... A delight
The Times ‘Book of the Week’
Ingenious and wholly enjoyable history of the city.
A sumptuously produced volume