An enthralling tale of passion, ambition and betrayalThe mesmerizing story of Queen Cleopatra in her own words - by bestselling novelist Margaret George, author of The Autobiography of Henry VIII and Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles.
Told in the first person - from the young queen's earliest memories of her father's tenuous rule to her own reign over one of the most glittering kingdoms in the world - this is an enthralling saga of ambition and power.
It is also a tale of passion that begins when the twenty-one-year-old Cleopatra, desperate to return from exile, seeks out the one man who can help her: Julius Caesar. And it does not end until, having survived the assassination of Caesar and the defeat of the second man she loves, Marc Antony, she plots her own death . . .
PRAISE FOR MARGARET GEORGE
'The author's impeccable research brings a long-ago civilization thoroughly to life, and her portraits of Cleopatra, Caesar and Antony are wonderful. A spellbinding book' Barbara Taylor Bradford
Fans of the author who loved her biographies of Henry VIII and Mary Queen of Scots will find this story of Egypt's ancient queen equally engrossing. The author's impeccable research brings a long ago civilization thoroughly to life, and her portraits of Cleopatra, Ceasar and Antony are wonderful. A spellbinding book." --Barbara Taylor Bradford "A thrilling story...[Cleopatra's] 'memoirs' are vivid and enthralling. Read them."" --Washington Post" "A 976 page time machine...It's as if you lived there, walked the streets and counseled the Queen throughout her turbulent life." "--Cincinatti Enquirer" "Awash in sensuous, jewl-like detail... As if ancient frescoes had sprung alive." --Entertainment Weekly "George is such a skilled writer the book seems built no the intimate details of the five senses" --"Memphis Commercial Appeal" "Readers looking to be transported to another place and time will find their magic carpet here." --"Publishers Weekly"