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The Sheen on the Silk

(2010)
A novel by

 
 
New York Times bestselling novelist Anne Perry, the undisputed Queen of Victorian mysteries and the author of an acclaimed series set during World War I, now broadens her canvas with her first major stand-alone book - an epic historical novel set in thirteenth-century Constantinople, where a woman must live a lie in her quest to uncover the truth.

Arriving in the ancient Byzantine city in the year 1273, Anna Zarides has only one mission: to prove the innocence of her twin brother, Justinian, who has been exiled to the desert for conspiring to kill Bessarion, a nobleman.
Disguising herself as a eunuch named Anastasius, Anna moves freely about in society, using her skills as a physician to manoeuver close to the key players involved in her brother's fate. With her medical practice thriving, Anna crosses paths with Zoe Chrysaphes, a devious noblewoman with her own hidden agenda, and Giuiliano Dandolo, a ship's captain conflicted not only by his mixed Venetian-Byzantine heritage but by his growing feelings for Anastasius.

Trying to clear her brother's name, Anna learns more about Justinian's life and reputation - including his peculiar ties to Bessarion's beautiful widow and his possible role in a plot to overthrow the emperor. This leaves Anna with more questions than answer, and time is running out. For an even greater threat lies on the horizon: Another Crusade to capture the Holy Land is brewing, and leaders in Rome and Venice have set their sights on Constantinople for what is sure to be a brutal invasion. Anna's discoveries draw her inextricably closer to the dangers of the emperor's treacherous court - where it seems that no one is exactly who he or she appears to be.

Richly detailed and finely wrought, The Sheen on the Silk is a bold and brilliant work that affirms Anne Perry's talent as a master storyteller.

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April 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Sheen on the Silk: An epic historical novel set in the golden Byzantine Empire
Author(s): Anne Perry
ISBN: 0-7553-3906-1 / 978-0-7553-3906-8 (UK edition)
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March 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Sheen on the Silk
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ISBN: 1-4104-2321-2 / 978-1-4104-2321-4 (USA edition)
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March 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Sheen on the Silk
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January 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Sheen on the Silk: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-345-50066-0 / 978-0-345-50066-3 (USA edition)
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October 2010 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Sheen on the Silk
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ISBN: 0-345-52521-3 / 978-0-345-52521-5 (USA edition)
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September 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sheen on the Silk: An epic historical novel set in the golden Byzantine Empire
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September 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sheen on the Silk: An epic historical novel set in the golden Byzantine Empire
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December 1925 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sheen on the Silk: An epic historical novel set in the golden Byzantine Empire
Author(s): Anne Perry
ISBN: 0-7553-3907-X / 978-0-7553-3907-5 (UK edition)
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September 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Sheen on the Silk: A Novel
Author(s): Anne Perry
ISBN: 1-5012-7248-9 / 978-1-5012-7248-6 (USA edition)
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January 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Sheen on the Silk: A Novel
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November 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Sheen on the Silk
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February 2011 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Sheen On The Silk
Author(s): Anne Perry
ISBN: 1-4079-2536-9 / 978-1-4079-2536-3 (UK edition)
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February 2011 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Sheen On The Silk
Author(s): Anne Perry
ISBN: 1-4079-2537-7 / 978-1-4079-2537-0 (UK edition)
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February 2011 : UK MP3 CD

Title: The Sheen On The Silk
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ISBN: 1-4079-2538-5 / 978-1-4079-2538-7 (UK edition)
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March 2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Sheen on the Silk: A Novel
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March 2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Sheen on the Silk: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-4418-2490-1 / 978-1-4418-2490-5 (USA edition)
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March 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Sheen on the Silk: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-4418-2488-X / 978-1-4418-2488-2 (USA edition)
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March 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Sheen on the Silk: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-4418-2489-8 / 978-1-4418-2489-9 (USA edition)
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Title: The Sheen on the Silk: A Novel
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September 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Sheen on the Silk: An epic historical novel set in the golden Byzantine Empire
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Publisher: Headline
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March 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Sheen on the Silk: A Novel
Author(s): Anne Perry
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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