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The Sultan's Wife by Jane Johnson

Set in 17th-century Morocco, The Sultan's Wife tells the story of two people imprisoned in the court of the maniacal Sultan Moulay Ismail.

The Sultan's Wife by Jane Johnson

The Sultan’s Wife by Jane Johnson

Set in 17th-century Morocco, The Sultan’s Wife tells the story of two people imprisoned in the court of the maniacal Sultan Moulay Ismail. Nus-Nus, the son of an African chief, is slave and scribe to the sultan; Alys Swann is an Englishwoman captured at sea and imprisoned in the harem. Though Alys’ unique beauty and Nus-Nus’ worldly experience intrigue the sultan and make them his favourites, they live in fear of his lethal temper and his vicious wife’s manipulations. A captivating read that has something for everyone: mystery, adventure, sex, history and romance.

The Sultan’s Wife
, Jane Johnson, $23.

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