"Remains to be Seen" is a fascinating series which looks at the past through the archeological evidence that remains today. "Ancient Rome" is the newest title in the series, and looks at the Roman society exploring everything from who the Romans were and the lives they lead, and the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, to their achievements as a people (roads and building, language and writing, crafts, such as jewellery and pottery) and their religious beliefs and festivals. There are fact boxes which highlight key facts and the text is supported by a wonderful array of photographs and maps. "Ancient Rome" also features a time-line, a glossary and a full index.
John Malam has written over 100 best-selling information books for children. He lives in Cheshire with his family.