Farewell Britannia by Simon Young
I thought it a crying shame when this little gem of a book went out of print (it was only published in 2009). The saying 'Do not judge a book by its cover' has never been more true of this novel - ignore the awful cover! It's essentially a series of short stories covering the Roman occupation of Britain. The author cleverly uses members of one family to link the stories down the generations. It's wonderfully written, and a compelling read. One of the things I liked most about this collection was the way that the author had used little historical facts or finds and placed them in his stories. There's a great explanation of each at the back of the book.
A highly recommended read. Five solid stars out of five.
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Farewell-Britannia-Family-Roman-Britain/dp/0297852264/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354686224&sr=8-1&keywords=farewell+britannia"]Farewell Britannia: A Family Saga of Roman Britain: Simon Young: 9780297852261: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51jGY87uEbL.@@AMEPARAM@@51jGY87uEbL[/ame]