The Empress Of The Last Days (Paperback)
  • The Empress Of The Last Days (Paperback)
zoom

The Empress Of The Last Days (Paperback)

(author)
£7.99
Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 01/07/2004
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
The 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.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099286653
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 255 g
Dimensions: 199 x 130 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Spectacular talent...great intellectual sharpness... [This] is a profoundly satisfying end to a magnificent sequence" * Guardian *
"Jane Stevenson's touch is so light, her learning so deep and wide, that you enter another country which, while foreign, soon feels as familiar as your own" * Daily Telegraph *
"The Empress of the Last Days is a detective story and an account of 'a game of snakes and ladders for young academics', but it is also a novel of ideas...it's refreshing to read an accessible fiction that races at serious themes with its horns lowered" * Observer *
"Stevenson deftly strikes a balance between lush romanticism and cool contemporary realism" * Sunday Times *
"Stevenson is excellent at historical detail and on relationships in history...she has whetted our appetite for more delicious tastes from the past" * Scotsman *

You may also be interested in...

Mightier than the Sword
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
The Name Of The Rose
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Empty Throne
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Restoration
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Master and Commander
Added to basket
The Pale Horseman
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Girl With a Pearl Earring
Added to basket
Demelza
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Harlequin
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Bring up the Bodies
Added to basket
The Sisters Brothers
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The King's Curse
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.49
Paperback
Beloved
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Shogun
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Lamentation
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Dissolution
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.