Monday, April 03, 2017

Sarah Dunant's 6 favorite books

Sarah Dunant's latest novel is In the Name of the Family.

One of her six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
I, Claudius by Robert Graves

An enthralling novel of power play in early imperial Rome. Augustus’ great-nephew Claudius, sickly and stammering, is ignored and abused by most of his family. Yet his brain remains scalpel-sharp as he witnesses years of Technicolor villainy. Eighty years on, this remains an irresistible mix of history and mischief.
Read about another entry on the list.

I, Claudius also appears on Daniel Godfrey's top five list of books about ancient Rome, Jeff Somers's list of six historical fiction novels that are almost fantasy, Tracy-Ann Oberman's six best books list, the Telegraph's lists of the 21 greatest television adaptations of novels and the twenty best British and Irish novels of all time, Daisy Goodwin's list of six favorite historical fiction books, a list of the eleven best political books of all time, David Chase's six favorite books list, Andrew Miller's top ten list of historical novels, Mark Malloch-Brown's list of his six favorite novels of empire, Annabel Lyon's top ten list of books on the ancient world, Lindsey Davis' top ten list of Roman books, and John Mullan's lists of ten of the best emperors in literature and ten of the best poisonings in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue