Lustrum (US: Conspirata; 2009) is a historical novel by British author Robert Harris. It is the sequel to Imperium and the middle volume of a trilogy about the life of Cicero (106–43 BC). For its 2010 release in the United States, and Italy, it was retitled Conspirata.
First edition cover
|8 October 2009|
|Media type||Print (Hardback)|
|Pages||464 pp (first edition, hardback)|
|ISBN||0-09-180100-1 (first edition, hardback)|
The book continues in the format of the first novel, with the story told in the first-person from the point of view of Cicero's secretary Tiro. It follows on immediately from Imperium, starting with the beginning of Cicero's consulship and ending with his exile as a result of the enmity of Clodius.
- "Mantel's Wolf Hall wins inaugural Walter Scott Prize for historical novels", Scotsman.com, 20 June 2010
- "Booker rivals clash again on Walter Scott prize shortlist", The Guardian, 2 Apr 2010
- Lustrum at the Internet Book List
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