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Family Favourites by Alfred Duggan

Family Favourites (1960)

by Alfred Duggan

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Duggan's method meets a particularly happy situation here and the result is one of his best books. Heliogebalus, (b.205 r. 218 - 22), was the final member of the Severan dynasty of Roman Emperors, and a very odd young man indeed. We get to watch the reign dissolve, as the Roman establishment finds that if he is allowed to go on, the Empire's not going to change in their favour. So, they act. Duggan is the perfect writer for this set of circumstance. Hoping to start a movement here for a reprint by someone here...especially in this era of self-indulgent Trumpery at the top!
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Mr. Duggan has a marvellously wry quality in his writing. Behind the straight face of his novel there is a disciplined hilarity which is tremendously appealing.
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An intimate first-hand account of the bizarre, off-beat moment in history when the exotic East descended upon the sober West.
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Named after the Syrian Sun god, Elagabalus at only 13 years old led his army to victory and became Emperor of Rome. He was a god-like young man: strong, beautiful, charming, and beloved of his soldiers. But when he rose to power, Elagabalus rejected his family’s influence and they, like the Senate, became his deadly enemies. With his customary elegant writing, esteemed writer Alfred Duggan draws us into the tale of this unusual and outrageous leader and the lethal political world of third century Rome.

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