In The Palace of Flowers

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In The Palace of Flowers is an atmospheric historical novel about Jamila, an Abyssinian slave, whose fear of being forgotten, of being irrelevant, sets her and Abimelech, a fellow slave and a eunuch, on a path to find meaning, navigating the dangerous and deadly politics of the royal court. Princewill vividly recreates the court of the Iranian Shah in the 1890s, a precarious time of growing public dissent, foreign interference from the Russians and British, and the problem of an ageing ruler with an unsuitable heir. Love, friendship and the bitter politics within the harem, the court and the Shah’s sons and advisors will set the fate of these two slaves.

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Victoria Princewill

Victoria Princewill (Manchester, 1990) is a British-born management consultant-turned-writer. Educated at Oxford and UCL, with a BA in English and MA in Philosophy, her work on race and contemporary culture has been published by the BBC, the Guardian, the Independent, the London Review of Books and n+1 magazine. She co-founded a TEDx series whilst a student, and in her spare time she attends philosophy salons.

DM if interested: restarting the Literary Salon via Zoom that I developed for the Oxford Black Alumni Network last year. Open to non Oxford & non black people too, this is a safe space to read BLACK literature, history, philosophy on recognising & dismantling white supremacy.

Yes. Wondered why asthmatics like myself were not considered “at risk” for a virus that affects the lungs...

Debut novel book launch event in July. International book tour to follow. Visiting Iran where the novel is set. Going to Nigeria this year where my ancestors are from...

Plans for work, for loved ones, for history, for travel...
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