The Poisoned Honey Cake (Paperback)

Roman Mysteries Scrolls 2

By Caroline Lawrence

Orion Children's, 9781444004564, 96pp.

Publication Date: October 23, 2012

List Price: 7.99*
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Floridius, freelance soothsayer, is afraid that he has lost his talent for seeing the future. Threptus wants to find some titbits of information that his mentor can use to convince people he still has the gift, but will a poisoned honey cake lead to disaster along the way?

Join Threptus and Floridius on their hilarious and action-packed adventures among Rome's superstitious underclass, and don't miss this ruder, funnier and still historically accurate companion to The Roman Mysteries.

About the Author

Caroline Lawrence is American. She lives with her husband by the river in London and is active as a speaker in schools and at book festivals. She took part in the British Museum's POMPEII LIVE event, giving talks that were streamed to schools all over the UK, and she is the winner of the 2009 CLASSICS ASSOCIATION PRIZE for 'a significant contribution to the public understanding of Classics'. In addition to the 17 novels in the ROMAN MYSTERIES sequence, Caroline Lawrence has written five spin-off titles, all of which have contributed to total UK sales in excess of 1 million copies.

Visit Caroline's website at and follow her on Twitter @CarolineLawrenc.

Praise For The Poisoned Honey Cake: Roman Mysteries Scrolls 2

Lawrence can always be relied on to deliver a cracking good yarn and this second adventure ... is no exception ... More please!—PIROTTA BLOG

his entertaining historical adventure is ideal for engaging reluctant boys, and provides a great stepping stone on to lengthier works.—BOOKTRUST

What a magnificent book! Caroline Lawrence has delivered again!—GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS

These books are great fun ... it's a breath of fresh air, a short and sweet little story to cheer you up on a dull day.—POP CLASSICS