Book Review Of The Day – Pompeii

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The Whaleoil Book Club is something that we are going to do on a semi regular basis. It is a compilation of recommended books from readers which have been asked for in the comments section of the General Debate and Back Chat posts. This holiday season we are going to review one book per day so that it gives people a chance to do their own research on the books and authors by using the links provided and not miss out by being bombarded by a whole lot at once. You will be able to navigate to the previous reviews as we progress.

The purpose is to share with others sources of information and/or entertainment to aid with relaxing as people take some time off work.??

Each book is set out in its own paragraph in the format of Title, author and a commenters own blurb (unless there was none given in which I have looked up an on line review).

This suggestion came from Blockhead:


By Robert Harris.

Blockhead said: “?… his novel,?he provides a mix of historical and fictional characters to tell a story laden with suspense and mystery”


Amazon said: “All along the Mediterranean coast, the Roman empire?s richest citizens are relaxing in their luxurious villas, enjoying the last days of summer. The world?s largest navy lies peacefully at anchor in Misenum. The tourists are spending their money in the seaside resorts of Baiae, Herculaneum, and Pompeii.”