So what are you saying, Josh?’ Lindsay asked me, ‘that there’s a secret Roman town down here where people speak Latin and which nobody knows about in the world we come from?’
This extraordinary, highly imaginative, hugely entertaining novel tells the story of fifteen-year-old Josh Moonford, his younger twin brother and sister Sam and Dora, Cornish girl Lindsay Penhaligon, warm-hearted gang leader Troy Wilson and arrogant sixth-former (and self-proclaimed genius) Declan Jacques, and their mind-blowing adventure in the underground high-tech Roman world of Cantia, located beneath the famous cathedral city of Canterbury.
Can Josh and his friends – aided by the world-famous movie star Carlo Clancy – end the brutal Cantian revolution that could lead to disaster for our world?
About the Author:
James Essinger was born in Leicester in 1957 and has lived in Canterbury in Kent since 1986. He was educated at Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys, Leicester, and at Lincoln College, Oxford, where he read English Language and Literature. He spent much of his time between 1981 and 1983 teaching English in Finland before working in public relations in London and then in Canterbury. Since 1988, James has been a professional writer.
His non-fiction books include Jacquard’s Web (2004), Ada’s Algorithm (2013), which is to be filmed by Monumental Pictures, and Charles and Ada: the computer’s most passionate partnership (2019) His novels include The Mating Game (2016) with Jovanka Houska, the film rights of which have been optioned, Rollercoaster (2019) and The Ada Lovelace Project (forthcoming in 2020).
James is the principal of The Conrad Press, which he founded in December 2015.