Book Review of The Memoirs of Cleopatra

The Memoirs of Cleopatra
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Helpful Score: 4

Admittedly I am a history freak, and probably only a history freak would stick with a 1.000 page book that is so heavy that it is hard to read. Having said that, this is absolutely a great book and I couldn't put it down. Margaret George brings Julius Caesar, Mark Antony and Octavian to life. This book has been meticulously researched and includes the works of her Egyptian doctor; the observations of her personal servants as well as Roman accounts of this saga. The characters seem fresh and real. A sensual tale of ambition, love, and power. It will take you three weeks to read this, but I thought it was wonderful.