Item description for Yesterday's Shadows by Jo-Anne Southern...
"The first century AD was turbulent. Rome governed most of the known world and in Britain, A Roman Governor struggled to control the many warlike tribes. Out of this trauma, we find two tribal queens of different temperaments, fated for different destinies. The strong personalities of Cartimandua and Boudicca are based on recorded history and bring a long past era to life. Queen Boudicca falls foul of greed, callous Roman administrators and suffers the terrible consequences of the time. Her anger and thirst for revenge leads to a cataclysmic revolution, and leading an army of 100,000 she burns many cities, including London. Excitement overtakes the Britons when at first she seems to vanquish their aggressors, but this does not last because the military governor manages to defeat her mighty army."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.49" Width: 5.55" Height: 0.61" Weight: 0.67 lbs.
Publisher Washington House
ISBN 1931633614 ISBN13 9781931633611
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More About Jo-Anne Southern
Originally from Lancashire, England, Jo-Anne Southern spent many years in the entertainment business and was known as both the Pearly Queen and Diamond Lil with the Skyline Hotel chain in Canada. She and her husband operate an Energy Conservation consulting company in Kanata, a suburb of Ottawa. She loves writing and is currently working on the third book in this series. Check her web page at www.southernendeavours.com.
Reviews - What do customers think about Yesterday's Shadows?
Hisory that is interesting and understandable Jul 28, 2005
I didn't know the story of Boadicea in any detail before. This book, although a novel, gives her life a new meaning. A wonderful woman with ambition and guts, though self-centred, the story makes her come to life. It was easy to read and well paced.
I liked the part about her 'sister' Cartimandua, also a British queen of the time, and her fight with her husband for control of the tribe. This is also historically correct, although nobody can prove they were related in any way.
I think a lot of research went into this book and I recommend it to any person who likes to read about the world's first truly ambitious young woman who was determined to get her own way and free her people from Roman domination.