'Closely written, lavishly illustrated and aptly titled … from the moment you open the book you are assailed with images of this doomed city … Now, for an authentic taste of life in Pompeii you don’t need to fly to Italy and visit the site. Just read this book'
'A triumph, a must for everyone interested in the most famous site of the ancient world. Beautifully written and magnificently illustrated, packed with fascinating information … Berry talks about Pompeii’s people, history, religion, society, art, culture and economic activity with a unique vividness, depth and breadth'
'Dazzling . . . an excellent companion'
The New York Times
'Highly readable and lavishly illustrated … a boon for archaeology buffs'