<h2>Dido is the only girl to have ever won victory at the Circus Maximus, the greatest chariot racing arena in the ancient world. The whole Empire wants to know her true identity, and, as she has vanished with his favourite horse, the Emperor Caligula is intent on wreaking revenge.</h2><p>Dido and her beloved horse, Porcellus, are in hiding in Utica, Africa, back at her uncle's stables. But Scorpus is in financial trouble, so when big prizes are on offer at a new stadium, will Dido risk everything to return to the tracks?</p><p>Horses, history, mystery, thrilling entertainment and sensational storytelling race neck and neck through the second pulse-pounding adventure in Annelise Gray's 9+ series set in Ancient Rome.</p>
<p>A second adventure in the Circus Maximus adventure series. Dido is the only girl to have ever won victory at the Circus Maximus. But now the whole Empire wants to know her true identity, and Caligula is hot on her trail.</p>
'Franny Moyle rediscovers the elusive man behind the most famous artworks in Tudor England. <i>The King's Painter</i> is full of insight into Hans Holbein's artistic process but also gives us a seat beside a man who had an access-all-areas pass to the most intimate circles in sixteenth-century Europe. This is a gorgeous book, to which I am sure I shall return again and again'
'Evokes the painter and his world as vividly as a Holbein masterpiece. Beautifully written and illustrated, this book is a must for lovers of Tudor history'
<b>PRAISE FOR FRANNY MOYLE</b>: <br />
'Moyle's account [...] is delightful, sad, and entirely convincing; her last chapters reduced this hardened reader to tears' <i>Guardian</i>, on <i>Constance</i><br />
'Well-crafted, delicious ... Moyles grips us immediately' <i>New York Times</i>, on <i>The Extraordinary Life and Times of J.M.W. Turner</i>. <br />
'Moyle is especially good at delineating Turner's artistic methods, and her enthralling account is filled with an impressive understanding of his unique talent'
The Times, on The Extraordinary Life and Times of JMW Turner
<p>Thrilling, pacy plot for boys and girls: meticulous research, sensational storytelling, memorable characters.</p>
<p>Classicist author trained under Mary Beard and has appeared on TV and radio. </p>
<p>Ancient Rome is on the curriculum. Perfect for horse lovers, history lovers, children, teachers and parents alike.</p>
<p>CMBC code: D3N79. </p>
<p>MARKET: Caroline Lawrence's Roman Mysteries series; Rosemary Sutcliffe's <i>The Eagle of the Ninth</i>; Lauren St John's One Dollar Horse series. </p>