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(A note from the author; ' My niece, Clarice, was always reading Romantic novels of a trashy kind, instead of studying for her History Degree. I wrote this History in a romantic vein, so that she could study and drool, at the same time. I hope it assists other students.' )
Now Read All about It.
Love never dies.
Marcella and Flavius meet and fall in love in Ancient Rome.
Learn how they are separated in an appalling manner.
Read their dying words: 'One day, my love, we will be together.
Discover how their ghosts search the world for each other.
Marcella haunts the battlefields of Turkey.
Flavius becomes a gangster in New York!
And so much more!
Finally, as a Monk and a Concubine, they are united in a peaceful cloister.
To part no more.
History and Mystery!
Learning and Yearning!
What a combination!
From the History Department, Harvard University, newsletter; ' Never before has an author appealed so appealing to the Lower Classes!'
'If you really want to know ........'. How I've longed to say that phrase!
Responding to a query that I've listened to, most days!
The girl behind the counter, who really doesn't care at all,
Puts the question to me in a vapid sort of drawl.
'How are you today?' she says, with almost no sincerity,
And I get the urge to answer-back with venom and asperity!
I long to hold the line up with a litany of complaints,
Enough to try the patience of a line of shopping saints.
I'll start right at the top and I'll continue down my spine!
Soon everyone will know about the anguish that is mine!
The headaches in the morning, and the indigestion pills;
The big toe with a blister and my many other ills!
The cramp I get at midnight, and the problems in the 'loo';
The awful time I had last winter coping with the flu!
Then I might move on to DNA and my future prospects looming,
Even though it's clear the waiting line is shuffling and fuming!
I'll only stop when I see the girl is getting close to tears!
Then I'll say 'If you really want to know about it just pin back your ears!'