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23 January 2015

Mike Patel review of "the donation of Constantine."

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From: "MIKE PATEL" <hs7833@yahoo.com>
Date: Jan 23, 2015 2:45 PM
Subject: Book Info
To: "MIKE PATEL" <hs7833@yahoo.com>

Dear Librarian:

I'd like to suggest that you consider Simon LeVay's historical novel "The Donation of Constantine" for the library. It's set in eighth-century Rome, and it concerns the forging of a document that changed the course of European history. I loved the book, and apparently I'm not the only one. According to a starred review in Publishers Weekly (Feb 17, 2014, p. 72) "LeVay presents an intriguing view of the clash between social necessity and individual faith that successfully evokes a world with concerns familiar to modern-day readers. Additionally, the author offers a coherent, fact-based picture of the ambiguities of historical truth and the shakiness of the foundations of society." According to Medievalists.net, "Rome is the multicultural stage of the world, and the author a perfect puppet-master. ... Read this book near the fireside while enjoying a good glass of wine." The readers' reviews on Amazon are uniformly enthusiastic, and it was just named an "Amazon Editor's Favorite Book of 2014" (http://www.amazon.com/The- Donation-Constantine-A-Novel/ dp/147013215X).
 The book's ISBN is 147013215X and its LoC PCN is 2014910881. I think you may already have other books by Simon LeVay in the library.
With best wishes,