Book of the week


dream of rome Boris Johnson looks likely to become the next Mayor of London, but did you know that in addition to being a polished politician, he's also a serious classical scholar? Well, he's on TV, wandering through the Roman Empire in order to try to find how these extraordinary Roman folk held it all together. And to go with it there's a book, The Dream of Rome (£13.29+pp from our online bookstore – but more in the shops). As you'd expect, it's witty, politically incorrect and a good read. Browse and buy here.