The Last Queen of Sheba

ISBN: 9781782640974 Categories: ,

ISBN: 9781782640974

Publication date: March 21, 2014

Format: Paperback

Extent: 320 pages

Dimensions: 198mm(length) 130mm(width)

Imprint: Lion Fiction


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Against all odds Makeda, daughter of an obscure African chieftain, is chosen as Queen of all Sheba. Recognising her own inexperience, yet desperately wanting to address Sheba’s appalling and deep-rooted social injustice, she is persuaded by her cousin Tamrin, a wealthy merchant and narrator of the novel, to visit Solomon, King of Israel, to discover how he governs his kingdom. She is hugely impressed by Israel’s general prosperity, by the wisdom and integrity with which Solomon rules, and by the Hebrew religion, which she adopts.
However, all is not as it seems. Solomon, trapped in a childless, loveless, marriage, is entranced by the beautiful and intelligent African princess. While she returns to her homeland, determined to put what she has learned into practice, the splendid King of Israel starts to lose his way :

Meet the author: Mrs Jill Francis Hudson

Jill Francis Hudson

JILL FRANCIS HUDSON has a first class honours degree in Classics and Theology from Cambridge University and has travelled widely in the Middle East. She is author of a number of widely-praised novels including The Last Queen of Sheba.

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