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The Aviary Gate Hardcover – 7 Apr 2008

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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC; First Edition edition (7 April 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747580383
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747580386
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 3.2 x 24.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 30 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 525,723 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'A hugely enjoyable novel, multi-layered, vividly depicted and a fascinating story, filled with the colours, sights and scents of Constantinople in the 16th century. This story is at the same time fast moving, complex and deeply satisfying.' -- Joanna Harris, author of Chocolat

'A magical, engrossing read that takes us inside a 16th-century harem...this absorbing novel of intrigue and forbidden love manages to be both cerebral and entertaining' -- Glamour, May 1st 2008

'Dear reader, lie back on your ottoman and relax. Katie Hickman will take you to a magical land, the Topkapi harem in Istanbul in 1599.' -- The Independent

'Forbidden love, sailors and secrets - fasten your seat belts for Hickman's period tome' -- In Style UK, May 1st 2008

'Hickman has given us a Turkish delight of a novel that should win her legions of fans'
-- Tatler, April 1st 2008

'Teasing, erotic, suspenseful and expertly done.'
-- The Daily Mail

'The Aviary Gate reminds us of the fact that Katie Hickman is first and foremost a vibrant story-teller who writes mainly because of the pure joy of weaving stories, be they historical or as in this case fictional accounts. And for that, I am very grateful to her.' -- Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran

'This cleverly written escapist novel looks set to turn Hickman into the next Philippa Gregory.' -- Eve

'This entrancing novel marries a plot so thrilling you'll miss your station stop...Insatiably gripping' -- Easy Living, May 1st 2008

`If your taste runs to quality historical romances, The Aviary Gate takes you into the Harem to follow the fortunes of an Englishwoman who becomes the Sultan's slave in 1599.'

-- Maureen Freely, Guardian

About the Author

Katie Hickman is the author of five previous books, including two best-selling history books, Courtesans and Daughters of Britannia. She has written two travel books: Travels with a Circus, which was shortlisted for the 1993 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, and Dreams of the Peaceful Dragon. She is the author of one previous novel, The Quetzal Summer, for which she was listed for the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year award. Katie Hickman lives in London with her two children and her husband, the philosopher A.C.Grayling.

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