The Empress of the Last Days
By (author) Jane Stevenson
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Empress of the Last Days by Jane Stevenson
Book DescriptionThe Empress of the Last Days is the final volume of the remarkable trilogy that began with Astraea and The Pretender. A group of friends, Corinne, Theodoor and Michael, bring together their talents and knowledge to uncover the hidden story of Pelagius's royal marriage. As a result of their investigations, Michael finds himself journeying to Barbados, to meet the last descendant of the marriage of Pelagius and Elizabeth of Bohemia - a young black scientist who, unknown to herself, has a serious claim to be considered the rightful queen of England. In this impressively far-reaching novel, Stevenson considers the transformative moments in people's lives and, in doing so, creates a paean to love, trust and history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099286653
(199mm x 130mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jane Stevenson
Library and Archive Collections of the University of Aberdeen, Hardback (December 2011)
A lavishly illustrated, expertly written and perspicaciously edited volume that showcases one of the oldest continually-evolving academic library collections of the Anglophone world. From papyri to modern first editions, Renaissance portraits to C20th abstracts, this book will be a benchmark in academic publishing.
Edward Burra, Hardback (November 2011)
Edward Burra (1905-76) was an English painter who is best known for his paintings of the seedy underworld of urban life. Yet, as this fascinating new monograph on his work reveals, his interests were much broader, incorporating landscape and still-life paintings, stage designs, book illustration and watercolours.
Breaking Away: How Great Leaders Create Innovation That Drives Sustainable Growth - And Why Others Fail, Hardback (March 2011)
The first major book to explore how innovation processes and the role of effective leadership combine to yield breakthrough innovations
Lost City, Paperback (October 2010)» View all books by Jane Stevenson
A pattern-book of Scottish architecture, both vernacular and classical, a 'lost city' lies to the north of the modern city of Aberdeen. It offers one of the most significant townscapes in all of Scotland, and this book details the rich treasures of the burgh, with many illustrations reproduced for the first time.
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Author Biography - Jane Stevenson
Jane Stevenson is the author of two collections of novellas, Several Deceptions and Good Women, and four novels, London Bridges, Astraea, The Pretender and The Empress of the Last Days. She is reader in English at the University of Aberdeen.
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