|Emperor's Babe, the (2001) [Novel]|
by Bernardine Evaristo
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(From the publisher):
Londinium, 211 AD. A city of slum tenements and sumptuous villas, of orgy queens, drag queens and drama queens. A city where the currency is often sex, where children go to work at age five, where marriage is a career move. In this bustling city lives Zuleika, the feisty, precocious daughter of Sudanese immigrants-made-good. Married off at eleven to a rich Roman who is three times her age and usually away on business, Zuleika drifts about his villa, bored, or sneaks out to see her old friends. Then one night at the theater, she catches the eye of the visiting Roman Emperor Septimus Severus.
Original title: The Emperor's Babe
Genre: Poetry→ Epic and Narrative Poetry
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Women's Fiction→ Chick Lit
Fiction→ Historical→ Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc)→ Rome
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics→ Novels In Verse