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Bettany Hughes invades Britain in the U.S., Semper Fidelis will be on audio, and…

December 19, 2012

Sorry about the title of this post but I couldn’t think of a cunning way to join up several completely disparate pieces of news. (It’s been a long day.)

Firstly – Thanks to Linda for getting in touch “to alert folks to the fact that Bettany Hughes’ television series “the roman invasion of britain” is currently showing in the U.S. I believe it was produced a few years ago… it’s a nice–if brief–overview of romanized britain, and…  she is an engaging narrator.”  Catch it while you can!

Secondly – several people have asked whether there will be an audio version of SEMPER FIDELIS and hooray, yes, I’ve just heard that there will be!
No news yet about when it will be released or who will be reading it, but it’s being produced by the company who did the previous US versions (Tantor)  so I’m sure it will be of the same high quality.

Meanwhile, a quick reminder to friends in the UK and Ireland that it’s not too late to enter the draw to win a free copy of SEMPER FIDELIS (see the 2nd post below), and for anyone who’s planning to celebrate the holidays in true Roman style, this great post over on Caroline Lawrence’s blog will give you plenty of ideas.

I think that’s everything. I’ll leave you with the traditional greeting of the season.  Io Saturnalia!

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6 comments

  1. Read Caroline’s article about Saturnalia. What an interesting piece. Learned a lot! Thanks for the link, Ruth.


    • Glad you enjoyed it – I was fascinated to see how, even though the meaning we attach to it has changed, the celebration itself still takes so many of the same forms.


  2. Io Saturnalia to you, too!


    • :-)


  3. Happy new year and thanks for your wonderful stories. I found them on Audible as performed by Simon Vance and was a bit broken hearted to find that the release date is not the same as the paper book. Do please let us know when the recording will be released and if it will be Simon. He really is one of the best.

    Thanks again.


    • Hi Jessica,
      Thanks for the kind words. I hope it will be Simon – he did such a good job with the others. I’ll put an update on the blog as soon as I find out what’s happening.
      Meanwhile, Happy New Year!
      Ruth



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