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Emperor's Babe, The
(ISBN: 0 241 14114 1)

Author(s): Evaristo, Bernardine Pages: 253
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Date of Publication: 2001
Reading Level: Genre:
Setting: Rom London Period: 211AD (Code: 8b1)
Rome Setting: Christian/Jewish/Pagan: p
Mystery: n First Person: y
Detective/Narrator: Zuleika
Subject: Zuleika, a black woman, becomes Septimius SeverusÕ mistress
Unique Qualities: Novel in verse
Rating: ÒEvaristoÕs triumph is to transmute politics and history into a glittering fiction whose words leap off the page into life. Anarchic, she calls it, but brilliant would do just as well.Ó
Review By: Erica Wagner
Review In: Times Newspapers Ltd WED 6/6/01

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