The Emperor's Babe
Blending poetry, fiction, history, and myth, a glorious new spin on a classic story is set in Londinium, Britannia, A.D. 211 and follows Zuleika, who is forced to marry a rich Roman senator at the age of eleven, as she, several years after their marriage, embarks on a torrid affair with visiting Roman emperor Septimus Severus. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
- Paperback | 250 pages
- 127.5 x 197.6 x 13.5mm | 185.98g
- 24 Feb 2004
- Penguin Books
- United States
About Bernardine Evaristo
Bernardine Evaristo was born in London to a Nigerian father and an English mother. Her first novel, Lara, won the EMMA (Ethnic Multicultural Media Awards) Best Book Award in 1999. A former Poet in Residence at the Museum of London, she won an Arts Council of Britain Writers' Award in 2000.