Epic, panoramic historical novel about Hannibal and the brutal, bloody Second Punic War.
Born in New York in 1969 to parents of Caribbean ancestry, David Anthony Durham has travelled widely throughout America and Europe. After living in Scotland for a few years, he and his family now live in Massachusetts. He is the author of two previous novels, the acclaimed Gabriel's Story and Walk Through Darkness but Pride of Carthage marks his UK debut.
"'An extraordinary achievement: Durham puts flesh on the bones of Carthage in a way that no novelist has done since Flaubert wrote Salammbo'" * TOM HOLLAND, author of Rubicon * "'Wonderful...an historical novel that's not only deeply evocative of time and place, character and situation, but is also lyrically written, compellingly composed...a masterpiece'" * JEFFREY LENT, author of Lost Nation * "'Heady, richly textured...Durham weaves abundant psyhcological, military and political detail in this vivid account of one of the most romanticized periods of history'" * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (Starred Review) * "'Magnificent...an old-fashioned historical yarn, it could hardly be bettered'" * GOOD BOOK GUIDE * "'Durham vividly captures the frenzy of ancient warfare...Pride of Carthage is a skillfully structured and often gripping novel'" -- NEW YORK TIMES