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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 ...

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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

Hardcover