Cecily Paul releases 'Age of Gold'

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New book vividly portrays life in ancient Rome

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What was life like at the height of the Roman Empire? In her debut work of fiction, author Cecily Paul explores this question as she opens a threshold into the ancient realm and dissects the social and cultural dynamics within.

"Age of Gold" (published by Xlibris UK) chronicles the story of a master and his steward who both fall in love with the same girl. However, she is not what she seems. All three must make wrenching changes to their beliefs and values before their relationships can be resolved. The book takes readers into the depths of ancient Rome with its stunning and vivid descriptions of the glory of the historic empire. It conveys a detailed knowledge of life and thought at the time, and reflects on the nature of slavery in an era that accepts human ownership as natural and inevitable. It also sheds insight on the stark differences between the roles of men and women.

Suffused with believable dialogues, minutely researched details and unforgettable characters – not modern men dressed in togas but real Romans in thought and attitude, "Age of Gold" makes for the perfect classic read. It weaves elements of entertainment and historical knowledge to create a fictional triumph that promotes a clear understanding of life during one of the greatest periods in the history of human civilization.

“Age of Gold”
By Cecily Paul
Hardcover | 6x9in | 594 pages | ISBN 9781499096804
Softcover | 6x9in | 594 pages | ISBN 9781499096811
E-Book | 594 pages | ISBN 9781499096828
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Cecily Paul worked as a paediatric oncologist for five years after qualifying as a doctor. She then married and worked as a family doctor (generalist). She took early retirement to pursue her career as an opera director working with Opéra de Baugé since 2002. She has a first class honours degree in classics from the University of London. She has four grown up children and lives with her husband in a chateau in the Loire Valley.

Xlibris Publishing UK, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving authors throughout the United Kingdom. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibrispublishing.co.uk or call 0800 056 3182 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisUK on Twitter for the latest news.

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