The Ruby in Her Navel: A Novel of Love and Intrigue in the 12th Century

The Ruby in Her Navel: A Novel of Love and Intrigue in the 12th Century

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Set in the Middle Ages during the brief yet glittering rule of the Norman kings, The Ruby in Her Navel is a tale in which the conflicts of the past portend the present. The novel opens in Palermo, in which Latin and Greek, Arab and Jew live together in precarious harmony. Thurstan Beauchamp, the Christian son of a Norman knight, works for Yusuf, a Muslim Arab, in the palace’s central finance office, a job which includes the management of blackmail and bribes, and… (more)

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Publisher: Nan A. Talese (February 04, 2009)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 416 pages

File size: 2.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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