Enjoy our exclusive chance to talk to best-selling author

08:00 02 March 2014


Schools' literary festival at Norwich School. Simon Scarrow. Photo: Bill Smith

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He’s the best-selling Norfolk author whose epic Roman tales have thrilled book-lovers for almost 14 years.

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author Simon Scarrow's  Eagle series of books
picture by Adrian Judd
for EDPEDP Norfolk Magazine author Simon Scarrow's Eagle series of books picture by Adrian Judd for EDP

And now Simon Scarrow will be talking to his many fans in an exclusive Q&A session on Monday to celebrate the Roman Empire: Power & People exhibition currently running at Norwich Castle.

Simon wrote his first Cato and Marco novel, Under the Eagle, in 2000 and has has since added another 11 titles to his hugely-popular series. The latest is The Blood Crows, published last year.

Our website will be hosting a question and answer session with Simon from 1pm on Monday. It’s your chance to find out more about what inspires this top-ten bestselling author.

Simon’s passion for writing began at an early age. After a childhood spent travelling the world he started work on his first novel after university and was able to pursue his great love of history by becoming a teacher, until he became a full-time writer in 2005.

As well as his hugely-popular ‘Eagle’ series, Simon is three books into a Roman series for Young Adults, ‘Gladiator’. He has also written the book Sword and Scimitar about the epic siege of Malta in 1565.

So don’t miss this great chance to chat with the author. Email your questions to by Monday, or check out the Roman Empire exhibition page at and submit your question there.

And don’t forget to check out from 1pm this Monday.

To take part on the day, simply visit the above link and click on ‘Comment Now’ to set a username, add a picture (if you wish to), and sign in - you don’t have to set up an account. Fill out your comment in the box, and click ‘comment’ to submit. It’s as easy as that!

Face to face with the ‘Gladiator’ emperor - see today’s Weekend magazine


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