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The author of the book: Stella Duffy
Edition: Penguin Books
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 6.64 MB
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Date of issue: September 25th 2012
ISBN: 0143122258
ISBN 13: 9780143122258
Language: English
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Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore, Stella Duffy's chronicle of this amazing woman's early years, delighted readers with its exquisite blend of historical detail and vivid storytelling. Now, The Purple Shroud chronicles Theodora at the height of her power, bringing the ancient world alive in another unforgettable, epic saga.Theodora and Justinian have been crowned Emperor and Empress, but ruling an empire is no easy task. The two factions of Christianity are still battling for dogmatic supremacy, the Empire's borders are not secure, and Theodora worries about the ambitions of Justinian's two best generals. But the most pressing concern is close to home: Constantinople's two factions, the Blues and the Greens, are beginning to unite in their unhappiness with rising taxes. When that unhappiness spills over into all-out violence, thousands are killed (including someone very close to Theodora) and many of the City's landmarks are destroyed, including Theodora's beloved Hagia Sophia. In the aftermath of the riots, Theodora guides Justinian in gaining back the love and trust of the people, her unerring instinct for what the people want proving invaluable. Justinian promises to rebuild the Hagia Sophia to be even more spectacular than before. Theodora comes to realize that being the Augusta is simply another role she must play, though the stakes are much higher and there is no offstage. It's a role she was born to play.


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Ebook The Purple Shroud read Online! Stella Duffy grew up in New Zealand and lives and work in London. She has written fifteen novels, over sixty short stories, and devised and/or written fourteen plays. The Room of Lost Things and State of Happiness were both longlisted for the Orange Prize, and she has twice won Stonewall Writer of the Year. She has twice won the CWA Short Story Dagger. HBO have optioned both of her Theodora novels for a TV mini-series. Stella is also a theatre director and and the co-director of the fun Palaces campaign for cultural democracy. her latest novel is The Hidden Room (Virago).


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Black and White

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ELLA

A book that leaves a whole bunch of emotions after reading

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