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Beneath a Marble Sky

By John Shors

Beneath a Marble Sky
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  • Hardcover: Jun 2004,
    325 pages.
    Paperback: Jun 2006,
    352 pages.

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When reading historical fiction I always like to know what is fact and what is fiction. So, two years ago, when I first recommended Beneath A Marble Sky in hardcover, I asked John where fact ended and fiction began, to which he answered, "About 65% of Beneath a Marble Sky is based upon hard facts. All of the royal characters, for instance, were real people and acted as they do in my book. I did make up a few of the characters such as Nizam and Ladli, and the relationship between Jahanara and Isa is the result of my imagination."

He is working on a new book but that is having to take a back seat while he promotes the paperback version of Beneath A Marble Sky. The paperback is being published by Penguin - one of the largest USA publishers, who snapped up the rights after the ...

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