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The Beacon at Alexandria

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In the Fourth Century A.D., independent and determined young Charis is forbidden to become a doctor because she is a woman. Disguising herself as a eunuch she flees Ephesus for Alexandria, then the center of learning. There she apprentices to a Jewish doctor but eventually becomes drawn into Church politics and is forced once again to flee. She serves as an army doctor at a Roman outpost in Thrace until, kidnapped by barbarian Visigoths, she finds her destiny to heal and also to be a woman and a wife.


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September 1986 : USA Hardback

Title: The Beacon at Alexandria
Author(s): Gillian Bradshaw
ISBN: 0-395-41159-9 / 978-0-395-41159-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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January 1987 : UK Hardback

Title: Beacon at Alexandria
Author(s): Gillian Bradshaw
ISBN: 0-413-40890-6 / 978-0-413-40890-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
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Paperback Editions

January 1991 : USA Paperback

Title: Beacon at Alexandria (The Hera Series)
Author(s): Gillian Bradshaw
ISBN: 1-56947-010-3 / 978-1-56947-010-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Press
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May 1988 : UK Paperback

Title: The Beacon at Alexandria (Penguin fiction)
Author(s): Gillian Bradshaw
ISBN: 0-14-010435-6 / 978-0-14-010435-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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