'An ideal introduction to one of the world's great classical sites' Sunday Times
Joanne Berry is a Roman historian and archaeologist, and a lecturer in Ancient History in the School of Arts and Humanities at Swansea University. Much of her research to date has focused on the ancient site of Pompeii. In 2008 she founded Blogging Pompeii, a news and discussion site for Pompeii and the archaeological sites of the Bay of Naples.
'Dazzling . . . an excellent companion' - The New York Times
'A triumph, a must for everyone interested in the most famous site of the ancient world. Beautifully written and magnificently illustrated, packed with fascinating information ... Berry talks about Pompeii's people, history, religion, society, art, culture and economic activity with a unique vividness, depth and breadth' - Sunday Telegraph
'Highly readable and lavishly illustrated ... a boon for archaeology buffs' - Publishers Weekly
'Closely written, lavishly illustrated and aptly titled ... from the moment you open the book you are assailed with images of this doomed city ... Now, for an authentic taste of life in Pompeii you don't need to fly to Italy and visit the site. Just read this book' - Minerva