Agent: Araminta Whitley
Annelise Freisenbruch is a writer and Classicist. Her highly acclaimed first book The First Ladies of Rome was published by Jonathan Cape in the UK and The Free Press in the US. It was hailed as one of the non-fiction books of the year by The Scotsman newspaper and has since been translated into eight languages. Her first historical novel, Rivals of the Republic, was published by Duckworth in the UK and The Overlook Press in the US in the autumn of 2016. Inspired by historical accounts of Hortensia, daughter of Cicero’s great law court rival Hortensius Hortalus, this first installment of the Blood of Rome series of Roman crime mysteries centres on Hortensia’s investigation into a series of murders that point towards a sinister plot by an unknown master mind to overthrow the Roman Republic. Annelise has a PhD in Classics from Newnham College, Cambridge and she teaches Latin and ancient Greek at Port Regis School in Dorset.