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Astraea By Jane Stevenson

Astraea
by Jane Stevenson

Set in the Netherlands in the 1640s, "Astraea" tells of the relationship between two royal exiles, Elizabeth of Bohemia, daughter of James I, and Omoloju/Pelagius, erstwhile heir to the Yoruba kingdom of Oyo, now a freed slave with shamanic gifts. They meet, fall in love, and marry clandestinely.
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Astraea by Jane Stevenson

Set in the Netherlands in the 1640s, Astraea tells of the relationship between two royal exiles, Elizabeth of Bohemia, daughter of James I, and Omoloju/Pelagius, erstwhile heir to the Yoruba kingdom of Oyo, now a freed slave with shamanic gifts. They meet, fall in love, and marry clandestinely. Secretly, Elizabeth gives birth to a bay Balthasar Stuart, whom both come to see as a hope for a new age. As ever with Stevenson's work, Astraea appeals to both the head and the heart. An utterly convincing picture of seventeenth-century life and politics, it is also an immensely moving account of a strange, magical love affair.

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About Jane Stevenson


Jane Stevenson is the author of Several Deceptions, a collection of four novellas, and a novel, London Bridges. She is Reader in English at the University of Aberdeen.

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GOR000737973
Astraea by Jane Stevenson
Jane Stevenson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2002-01-03
320
0099286645
9780099286646
N/A
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