Trade paperback. A sweeping historical romance and adventure set in
Morocco in 1677, where a lowly scribe and a young English woman
captured by Barbary corsairs are drawn together in a fight for
survival in the Sultan's court. Cameos of famous historical
figures such as Pepys, Nell Gwynne and Charles II add to the
Jane Johnson writes the sort of books you want to tell everyone about - they hook you from the first page and sweep you along with passion, history and romance. I'm addicted -- Katie Fforde An utterly compelling story -- Stuart Macbride, Author Of Cold Granite An irresistible page turner - I loved it -- Barbara Erskine Imagine the darkest Arabian Tale combined with Tremain's glorious Restoration. A truly alluring read -- Essie Fox, Author Of The Somnambulist Far more than a rip-roaring read: it's a true work of art. Deftly recreating the court intrigue of the tyrannical Moroccan Sultan Moulay Ismail - with all its trappings of superstition, black magic and torture - it sucks you down through interleaving layers steeped in blood, sweat and raw adrenalin, to a mesmerising bedrock of real history... The Sultan's Wife gets inside you, conjuring its magic long after you read the last line -- Tahir Shah, Author Of The Caliph's House Full of intrigue, deceit, skulduggery and murder. It has romance in it, but also heartbreak and personal tragedy. It's deeply evocative of North Africa - the sights, the smells, the culture, but there are also great depictions of London at the time, and the court of Charles II. I really enjoyed it -- Ben Kane, Bestselling Author Of Spartacus: The Gladiator
Jane Johnson was raised in Cornwall but now lives for half the year in a remote mountain village in Morocco. Her first novel set in North Africa is The Tenth Gift, and this was followed by The Salt Road. The Sultan's Wife is her third Moroccan novel. She has been involved in the book industry for many years and combines her work as a publisher with writing for both adults and children.
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