Elizabeth Stavely sits in the Bodleian Library, her hands trembling as she holds a fragment of parchment, the key to a story untold for four hundred years Constantinople 1599: the English merchant Paul Pindar must deliver an extraordinary gift to the Sultan.
Grieving for his lost love, drowned in a shipwreck, he hears rumours of a new golden-haired slave in the Sultan's harem.
Could this be his Celia?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages, Illustrations, 1 map
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 02/02/2009
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780747596448