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Counting the Stars

(2008)
A novel by

 
 
In the heat of Rome's long summer, the poet Catullus and his older married lover, Clodia Metelli, meet in secret. Living at the heart of sophisticated, brittle and brutal Roman society at the time of Pompey, Crassus and Julius Caesar, Catullus is obsessed with Clodia, the Lesbia of his most passionate poems. He is jealous of her husband, of her maid, even of her pet sparrow. And Clodia? Catullus is 'her dear poet', but possibly not her only interest...Their Rome is a city of extremes. Tenants are packed into ramshackle apartment blocks while palatial villas house the magnificence of the families who control Rome. Armed street gangs clash in struggles for political power. Slaves are the eyes and ears of everything that goes on, while civilization and violence are equals, murder is the easy option and poison the weapon of choice.Catallus' relationship with Clodia is one of the most intense, passionate, tormented and candid in history. In love and in hate, their story exposes the beauty and terrors of Roman life in the late Republic.

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Hardback Editions

November 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Counting the Stars
Author(s): Helen Dunmore
ISBN: 0-7531-8184-3 / 978-0-7531-8184-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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February 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Counting the Stars
Author(s): Helen Dunmore
ISBN: 0-670-91454-1 / 978-0-670-91454-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fig Tree
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Paperback Editions

August 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Counting the Stars
Author(s): Helen Dunmore
ISBN: 0-7531-8185-1 / 978-0-7531-8185-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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February 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Counting the Stars
Author(s): Helen Dunmore
ISBN: 0-14-101503-9 / 978-0-14-101503-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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February 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Counting the Stars
Author(s): Helen Dunmore
ISBN: 0-670-91455-X / 978-0-670-91455-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fig Tree
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Audio Editions

June 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Counting the Stars
Author(s): Helen Dunmore
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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June 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Counting the Stars
Author(s): Helen Dunmore
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2008 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Counting the Stars: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Helen Dunmore
ISBN: 0-7531-3187-0 / 978-0-7531-3187-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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June 2008 : UK Audio CD

Title: Counting the Stars
Author(s): Helen Dunmore
ISBN: 0-7531-3188-9 / 978-0-7531-3188-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2009 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Counting the Stars
Author(s): Helen Dunmore
Publisher: Penguin
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