Back to home page - News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop
news from nowhere
Liverpool's Radical & Community Bookshop
not-for-profit · a worker's co-operative · committed to social change
Search for & order any book in print:
(goes to our order website)
This book appears in the following booklists

in categories:Fiction, World - Europe, Black, Asian & Other Diasporas, History & Biography,

Order this book online - this link leads to our secure order website which will indicate how long the book will take to order (if it's not in stock here in the shop).

(Availability of '24-48 hours' means our wholesaler has stock - we place orders 2-3 times a week & receive the books next day.)

(Availability of '7-10 days' or 'Special Order' means we order direct from the publisher - order times vary, many supply within 10 days.)

Phone us: 0151 708 7270

enquire about this book

Mail order, postage & payment information

more about ordering books

The Enchantress of Florence

by Salman Rushdie
£9.99   paperback  Vintage (2009)

The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie A tall, yellow-haired young European traveller calling himself 'Mogor dell'Amore', the Mughal of Love, arrives at the court of the real Grand Mughal, the Emperor Akbar, with a tale to tell that begins to obsess the whole imperial capital.
 
The stranger claims to be the child of a lost Mughal princess: Qara Koz, 'Lady Black Eyes', a great beauty believed to possess powers of enchantment and sorcery, who becomes the lover of Argalia, a Florentine soldier.
 
When Argalia returns home to Florence with his Mughal mistress the city is mesmerised by her presence, as two worlds are brought together by one woman attempting to command her own destiny...
 
But is Mogor's story true? And if so, then what happened to the lost princess?

"My first desire on finishing it was to go back and re-read it. Like all of Rushdie's work, the playfulness, the passion, the erudition and the sensuousness go hand in hand. It's immensely rich... it's one of his best."
(Catherine Lockerbie, Scotsman)
"Mesmerising, picareaque... It is a boisterous tale piled high with sex and adventure and fantasty."
(Goedie Grieg, Tatler)
"An exhuberant mix of fantasy and history."
(Clare Colvin, Daily Mail)

ISBN 13: 9780099421924 | ISBN 10: 0099421925

For mail-order we charge postage at actual cost, at current Royal Mail rates by parcel weight and size