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Empress of Last Days, the (2003) [Novel]
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A passionate and tender interracial love story that is also an fascinating scholarly detective tale. A young Oxford don named Michael Foxwist and a group of his academic friends come upon a collection of dusty old documents; they are intrigued to learn of the clandestine seventeenth-century marriage of the black prince, Pelagius, and Queen Elizabeth of Bohemia. With mounting excitement, they discover that the true queen of England may not be the familiarly dowdy elderly woman of German extraction but a young and gifted black scientist of independent mind. She lives in Barbados and is the last living descendant of Elizabeth and Pelagius. Michael confronts her with her heritage only to find that she refuses to be the child of destiny and insists on being herself. But their meeting changes everything -- they fall in love. Of different race, nationality, and temperament, they must reexamine all their assumptions and the terms on which they live.

Original title: The Empress of Last Days
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionBooks, Scholars, And Librarians
FictionGeneral FictionTies That Bind

Edition #1: The Empress of Last Days

The Empress of Last Days (2003)
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Language: English

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The Empress of Last Days (2004)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
ISBN: 0618149147
Pages: 368

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