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Once, Theodora was little more than a slave, the daughter of a bear-keeper, running barefoot through the streets of Constantinople. Now she is Theoudoron, 'the Gift of God', Empress of Byzantine Rome and the most powerful woman in the world. 'Hard-nosed, cruel, imaginative, kind, frustrated, generous, ruthless: Theodora is, in Duffy's hands, a richly paradoxical character from whom the light of life shines brightly' GUARDIAN In Stella Duffy's compelling new novel, the beguiling and extraordinary Empress Theodora emerges ...

The Purple Shroud 2013, Virago Press Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781844087785

Mass-market paperback

The Purple Shroud 2012, Penguin Group

ISBN-13: 9780143122258

Trade paperback

The Purple Shroud 2012, Virago Press Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781844087778