Xanthippe's Dream

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Strategic Book Publishing, 2010 - Fiction - 144 pages
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When bubonic plague breaks out in Athens in the year 404 B.C., several families escape to a deserted Aegean island. As the refugees confront the external and social challenges facing them, they are attacked by pirates and are beset by crime. To cope with these pressures, Xanthippe's Dream offers solutions to these life-changing dilemmas. But in the end, there is no prescribed resolution and readers become involved in the novel's outcome. The titular character Xanthippe is a well-born Athenian who is modest about her talents. With her friends Philippa and Cleo, she sets out to domesticate her new homeland and a different world is created in this imaginative page-turner. Xanthippe's Dream offers a 50-year history of the island colony.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 2
15
CHAPTER 3
39
CHAPTER 4
55
CHAPTER 5
75
CHAPTER 6
89
CHAPTER 7
103
CHAPTER 8
123
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About the author (2010)

Author Philip Edwards has been writing for over 30 years. He grew up in Kenya and now lives in Queensland, Australia. He is working on his next autobiographical book.

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