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The Emperor's Babe By Bernardine Evaristo

The Emperor's Babe by Bernardine Evaristo

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This novel in verse is set in Londinium, 211 AD. A city of slum tenements and sumptuous villas. Zulekeikia child-bride of an ageing Roman businessman is bored with villa life, sex and her husband - until she meets the Emperor Septimus Severus.

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The Emperor's Babe: A Novel by Bernardine Evaristo

Funny, funky, seductive and lyrical, Bernardine Evaristo's novel in verse is a triumph of imaginative writing. Londinium, 211AD. A city of slum tenements and sumptuous villas. A city where the currency is often sex, where children go to work aged five, and marriage is a career move. The striking Zuleika, feisty daughter of Sudanese immigrants, child-bride of an ageing Roman businessman, bored with villa life, bored with sex, bored with her ever-absent husband, meets the Emperor Septimus Severus and her life changes forever.

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"* "First novels don't: often make my heart beat faster...Bernardine Evaristo is a gifted black writer. Her LARA is a beautifully written novel in verse" New Statesman Books of the Year"

About 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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The Emperor's Babe: A Novel by Bernardine Evaristo
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