The Emperor's Babe -

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.

Product code: 9780140297812

ISBN 9780140297812
No. Of Pages 272
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS17
Through bustling, hustling city, its slum tenements and sumptuous villas, this book follows Zuleika the daughter of Sudanese immigrants. Married to a fat, rich absent Roman, she is stranded in luxurious neglect, until, one day, Septimus Severus, Emperor himself, comes to town, bringing with him not just love - but danger...