More Movie Rights Sold

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Yet another announcement about sold movie rights has been made today - this time by Orion, regarding Caroline Lawrence's 'Roman Mysteries' series:

Here is the Press Release:

Orion Children?s Books today announces that film and TV rights to Caroline Lawrence's globally popular children?s book series, THE ROMAN MYSTERIES, have been sold to Martyn Auty and Ian Gordon of Suitable Viewing Ltd (in association with Dashiell Productions) for a good five figure sum.

Set in first century Rome, this debut series tell the thrilling adventures of feisty heroine Flavia and her crime-fighting friends; Jonathan, Nubia and Lupus. Their first mystery, The Thieves Of Ostia, takes place in the port of Ancient Rome ? and the tombs of the dead. It is a fast moving, exciting whodunit which is full of twists and turns. There are another 8 books in the series (with 9 more to follow) which combine to paint a vivid picture of the Ancient Roman world. They have already built up a large and loyal following with translation rights sold in 14 countries, from Italy to Thailand to USA, with nearly 400,000 copies sold in the UK alone.

Caroline Lawrence says, ?'I'm thrilled to be working with such creative filmmakers who share my vision of depicting first century Rome in a completely new way, which we are confident will excite children of all ages about Ancient History.?


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