The Memoirs of Cleopatra


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St. Martin's Griffin
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6.14 X 9.26 X 1.75 inches | 2.2 pounds

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About the Author

Margaret George is the author of The Autobiography of Henry VIII, Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles, and Elizabeth I, among other novels. Margaret first got the idea to write historical fiction when, after reading numerous books that viewed Henry VIII through the eyes of his enemies and victims, she found herself wondering if there might be another side to the story. She became determined to let Henry speak for himself, and it took fifteen years, about three hundred books of background reading, three visits to England to see every extant building associated with Henry, and five handwritten drafts for her to answer the question: What was Henry really like? Margaret was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and has traveled extensively. She and her husband live in Madison, Wisconsin.


"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, Caesar 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] time machine...It's as if you lived there, walked the streets and counseled the Queen throughout her turbulent life." --Cincinnati Enquirer

"Awash in sensuous, jewel-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"