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The Cup
By Melissa Addey
ISBN 978-1910940457
Fiction Genre Historical
Publication Date 09/27/2018
Price 3.99
Paperback Hyperlink https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cup-Moorish-Empire-Melissa-Addey/dp/1910940453


The city of Kairouan in Tunisia, 1020. Hela has powers too strong for a child – both to feel the pain of those around her and to heal them. But when she is given a mysterious cup by a slave woman, its powers overtake her life, forcing her into a vow she cannot hope to keep.

Authors Biography

Melissa mainly writes historical fiction set in Morocco and China. In 2016 she was the Writer in Residence at the British Library and is currently studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Surrey. She lives in London with her husband and two children.


Really good book, kept my interest throughout. Five stars. Goodreads review.

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  1. Promises well as a prelude to the trilogy that is due to follow.

  2. Good, exotic start to projected trilogy. Anyone who has read ‘The Fragrant Concubine’ by the same author
    will want to read this book which is set several centuries ago as was ‘The Fragrant Concubine’ – but in another continent – Tunisia, Africa; ‘Fragrant’ having been set in China.

  3. Very thought provoking and wonderfully written

  4. Another page turner. Definitely an author to look out for.

  5. A discovery! Fascinating book from beginning to end.

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