How to Make a Stola
OR HOW TO MAKE A ROMAN COSTUME by Caroline Lawrence, author of The Roman Mysteries Girl fans often ask me 'How can I make myself a toga so I can go to World Book Day dressed as Flavia Gemina or Nubia?' First I set them straight. Only naughty women wore togas. Roman men and boys wore togas, and they heartily disliked them. The toga was essentially a large blanket that had to be draped just so. You needed a slave to help put it on, so by the very act of wearing a toga you showed you were rich…
16 Of The Best Opening Lines From Children's Books
Once upon a time...a great book had a great beginning. From classic children's literature to more contemporary reads, these sixteen novels will hook you from the start.