By Tom Holt
Heritage tells us that during 69AD, on the ripe outdated age of 32 and on listening to that common Glaba's forces have been last in, Nero fled his palace in Rome. He stabbed himself within the throat with a pen and used to be trampled to dying by means of horses in a muddy ditch. His final phrases have been, 'What an artist dies with me'. yet there's one other probability: Nero didn't die in that ditch, yet someone who seemed a great deal like him did. this offers Nero the chance to begin a brand new existence in pursuit of his old flame: track. yet there's an issue - Nero is being pursued through those who have cause to suspect he's nonetheless alive - one wishes him useless, the opposite is a passionate fan of his dreadful song and desires his genius known ... Tom Holt is an leading edge, difficult and fantastically pleasing author of ancient fiction. NERO is vital interpreting for all fanatics of Tom Holt and historic fiction.
Paperback: 576 pages
Publisher: Abacus; New Ed variation (15 Jan 2004)
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It is sad that people cannot earn a living. It's so different from America. Of course, not everyone is rich. But it is easier to earn a living. " "Ja, our brother lives there," Carl explained confidently. "I owned many acres in Texas at one time. I had large cotton farms. My uncle and I were in business together. " Carl listened carefully to the man's words. He knew that this new land was full of opportunity. Page 31 They ate lunch later in the day in a large dining room. Carl stared at the table full of good food.
Christina exclaimed. " After eating the rich, cheesy custard, Carl and Christina Page 35 complemented Mrs. Fosberg's cooking. Pleased, she showed them the room they'd share that night. ''I'll drive you to the train in the morning," Pastor Fosberg said. "The train leaves early. " The next morning Carl and Christina told the Fosbergs goodbye. Carl was grateful for the pleasant visit. Mr. Anderson was right; the Swedish people help each other in the new land. He waved as the train left for Central Texas.
Summary: In 1880 fifteen-year-old Carl Olsson leaves Sweden to work on his brother's farm in Texas. Title. M9275Go 1994 [Fic]-dc20 93-38928 CIP AC Page iii For these Swedish Americans dear to my heart: Leslie, David, Mark, Paul, Christopher, and Matthew Page iv This book is fiction but was inspired by the life of Claus Munson, who came to Texas as a fifteen-year-old in 1880 and might have had the same experiences as Carl. Page v Contents 1. Southern Sweden, 1880 1 2. Walpurgis Night, a Swedish Celebration 9 3.
A Song for Nero by Tom Holt