'With her usual deftness and clarity, Drabble crosses cultures and centuries...engrossing and provocative' - Kirkus Reviews.
'A deliciously evocative tale of palace intrigue...one of the most inventive works of fiction in recent memory' - San Francisco Chronicle.
This review is from the October 19, 2005 issue of BookBrowse Recommends. Click here to go to this issue.
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