According to Mary

According to Mary

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Long after the death of Christ, Mary Magdalene is married to a silk merchant, Leonidas. She lives a quiet and harmonious life until, one day, the apostle Peter comes to the market square to preach and she slips into the crowd to hear what he has to say. She is not impressed, and wants to forget that Jesus chose death, not life with her. But she has reckoned without the apostles who persuade her to write down everything she can remember. Mary starts with her Jewish childhood and the slaughter of her family by the Romans. Running for her life, she is rescued by Leonidas who leaves her in a 'house of pleasure' where she grows into a beautiful woman. Then she meets and falls deeply in love with a young man from Nazareth - and her life changes...Marianne Fredriksson masterfully breathes new life into the figure of Mary Magdalene in this novel of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, seen through the eyes of the woman who loved him most.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 20mm | 222.26g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Swedish
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0752848844
  • 9780752848846

About Marianne Fredriksson

Marianne Fredriksson was born in 1929. She has two children and was a well known writer and journalist before she wrote her first book in 1980. She is the author of ten novels including HANNA'S DAUGHTERS for which she was awarded the Author of the Year award and Book of the Year award in 1994.show more

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