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The Emperor's Babe : From the Booker prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other

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'Dazzling', 'brilliant', 'streetwise', 'sassy', 'audacious': The Emperor's Babe has been hailed as one of the most original novels of 2001.

Meet Zuleika: sassy girl about town, hellraiser, bored ex-child-bride in Londinium, AD 211.

In the place (and time) to be...Through the bustling, hustling city, we follow Zuleika, feisty and precocious daughter of Sudanese immigrants.

Married off to a rich, fat, absent Roman, she is stranded in luxurious neglect, until, one day the Emperor himself, comes to town, bringing with him not just love - but danger...Funky and funny, sexy and moving, this novel in verse is a triumph of imaginative writing - and of sheer lyrical and emotional vitality.

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Penguin Books Ltd
0140297812 / 9780140297812
Paperback / softback
823.92
25/04/2002
United Kingdom
English
Historic novels
xi, 250 p.
20 cm
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Hamish Hamilton, 2001.