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Ditherus Wart

(accidental) Gladiator
(A book in the History of Warts series)
A novel by

Based on the dubious members of the Wart family tree, each book will focus on the adventurous life and turbulent times of a different 'Wart' from pirate to gladiator as he (or she) experiences the peculiar misfortunes which befall all Warts throughout the centuries.

Book 1 is set in Roman times. Emperor Porcus Maximus is coming for dinner and so Ditherus and his faithful slave Punio are sent (by Ditherus's mother) to market for supplies. But Ditherus is tempted into buying a sword from a mysterious peddler. Searched by centurion Marcus Furius when he gets home, Ditherus is thrown into prison when the sword is discovered and sentenced to death as a traitorous thief (with Punio). At the last minute Gutsus the gladiator arrives, looking to buy new recruits. Ditherus and Punio are taken to Gladiator School where the motto is 'Death or Glory - but most likely Death'. If ever Ditherus needed a cunning plan, it's now...


Genre: Children's Fiction

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Paperback Editions

June 2008 : UK Paperback

Title: Ditherus Wart: (Accidental) Gladiator (History of Warts)
Author(s): Alan MacDonald
ISBN: 0-7475-9466-X / 978-0-7475-9466-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Kindle Editions

December 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Ditherus Wart: (accidental) Gladiator
Author(s): Alan MacDonald
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
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