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Description - The Emperor's Babe by Bernardine Evaristo

Through the bustling, hustling city, its slum tenements and sumptuous villas, we follow Zuleika, feisty and precocious daughter of Sudanese immigrants made good. Married off to a rich, fat, absent Roman, she is stranded in luxurious neglect, until, one day, Septimus Severus, 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140297812
ISBN-10: 0140297812
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Bernardine Evaristo

Bernardine Evaristo is the award-winning author of seven books and numerous other published works, spanning fiction, poetry, essays, literary criticism and drama. She has won the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize among many others and is a Member of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Society of Arts, and an MBE.

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