The Memoirs of Cleopatra: A Novel

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Bestselling novelist Margaret George brings to life the glittering kingdom of Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile, in this lush, sweeping, and richly detailed saga.

Told in Cleopatra's own voice, The Memoirs of Cleopatra is a mesmerizing tale of ambition, passion, and betrayal in the ancient Egyptian world, which begins when the twenty-year-old queen seeks out the most powerful man in the world, Julius Caesar, and does not end until, having survived the assassination of Caesar and the defeat of the second man she loves, Marc Antony, she plots her own death rather than be paraded in triumph through the streets of Rome.

Most of all, in its richness and authenticity, it is an irresistible story that reveals why Margaret George's work has been widely acclaimed as "the best kind of historical novel, one the reader can't wait to get lost in." (San Francisco Chronicle).
62 reviews
Heather Miller [Titmus]
September 12, 2018
My favorite book I have ever read.. loved it so much I got rid of 80% of books on my bookshelf because I fell in love with this genre and Margaret George and went and bought every book by her. Highly recommend it!
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Lisa Mullen
April 22, 2020
This book kept my interest from the first page to the last. I was sad that the story had to end. Margaret George is an amazing writer.
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Molly Wellborn
June 17, 2016
I felt as if I actually got to glimpse into the life of the great Cleopatra. Nice to see her possible point of view and not the tainted Roman one.
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About the author

Margaret George is the author of The Autobiography of Henry VIII, Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles, and Elizabeth I, among other novels. Margaret first got the idea to write historical fiction when, after reading numerous books that viewed Henry VIII through the eyes of his enemies and victims, she found herself wondering if there might be another side to the story. She became determined to let Henry speak for himself, and it took fifteen years, about three hundred books of background reading, three visits to England to see every extant building associated with Henry, and five handwritten drafts for her to answer the question: What was Henry really like? Margaret was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and has traveled extensively. She and her husband live in Madison, Wisconsin.

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