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When We Were Romans (2007) [Novel]
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Nine-year-old Lawrence is the man in his family. He carefully watches over his willful little sister, Jemima, and his mother, Hannah. When Hannah becomes convinced that their estranged father is stalking them, the family flees London and heads for Rome, where Hannah lived happily as a young woman. For Lawrence, fascinated by stories of popes and emperors, Rome is an adventure. Though they are short of money, and move from home to home, staying with his mother’s old friends, little by little their new life seems to be taking shape. But the trouble that brought them to Italy will not quite leave them in peace.

Narrated in Lawrence’s perfectly rendered voice, When We Were Romans powerfully evokes the emotions and confusions of childhood — the triumphs, the jealousies, the fears, and the love. Even as everything he understands is turned upside down, Lawrence remains determined to keep his family together, viewing the world from a perspective that is at once endearingly innocent and preternaturally wise.

Original title: When We Were Romans
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics
FictionGeneral FictionYouth (rebellion, Angst, Coming Of Age)

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When We Were Romans (2007)
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Language: English

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When We Were Romans (August 2009)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto, ON
Publisher: Anchor Books
ISBN: 9780385667784
Pages: 240

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When We Were Romans (2007)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London, UK
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9780330435710
Pages: 296

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