Books, published articles and school play
Culture and Society at Lullingstone Roman Villa
In July 2019 Caroline's first book, Culture and Society at Lullingstone Roman Villa, was published by Archaeopress.
The book was published to coincide with the 70 year anniversary celebrations of the commencement of excavations at the site. This study draws on the original reports but also embraces innovative approaches to examining the archaeological evidence and sheds new light on our understanding of the villa's use. For the first time, the site of Lullingstone Roman Villa is surveyed holistically, developing a plausible argument that the inhabitants used domestic space to assert their status and cultural identity.
It can be purchased from any of the following websites:
Reviews of Caroline's book can be read here:
Caroline regularly writes for Argo, a journal of the Hellenic Society, and has also written for Satyrica (King’s College London Classics Society magazine). Some of her recently published articles are shown here and can be downloaded by clicking on the titles. All these interviews were initially published in Argo.
The History Girls:
In March 2020, Caroline joined the History Girls, a group of best-selling, award-winning writers of historical fiction and non-fiction. Among them, they cover every period from the Stone Age to World War II, including of course the world of Classical Greece and Rome.
On their weekly blog on Fridays, the History Girls share their thoughts on writing, research, reviews, and all aspects of their work. You can find out more about the History Girls and read their blog here:
In 2016, Caroline was commissioned to write a play for a London school, as part of the Year 4’s Roman topic. Some of the pupils' comments about their experience in the play are posted below.
(c) Caroline Lawrence
My part was a Roman slave girl. Before the show started I was a bit nervous but then I really got into it. The play was really funny and the parents all loved it.
Year 4 pupil, London.