"Explorers found unbroken hens' eggs still on the table,
an artist's brushes by his painting, the skeleton of a woman caught in the agony of death in a gladiators barracks, and still flaunting her best pearl earrings and snake bracelet
Read more Pompeii awakened: A Story of Rediscovery
What happened on that May morning in 1932 is so deeply etched in my memory that I might actually have been standing alongside the three people choking back tears and standing motionless as statues on the sidewalk.
Judith Harris has resurrected a memorable lady. It is the first biography of an exceptionally versatile, attractive, strong woman with an exotic background, and is at the same time the tale of other fascinating people in a fascinating epoch.