The bearkeeper's daughter

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Houghton Mifflin, Dec 1, 1987 - Fiction - 310 pages
In sixth century Constantinople, John, son of Diodoros of Bostra, wins the patronage of the Empress Theodora, and becomes involved in palace intrigue

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Bradshaw's growing renown as a historical novelist should be enhanced by this story, set in Constantinople. To the recorded facts about Justinian I and his empress Theodora, Bradshaw adds an ... Read full review


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Gillian Bradshaw was born in Falls Church, Virginia, and graduated from the University of Michigan, where she won the Hopwood Award for Hawk of May. She is the author of 25 other novels, including "Kingdom of Summer.