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According to Mary

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781398710320

Price: £9.99

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‘Intriguing, funny and moving’ EVE magazine

‘Simply mesmerising…a wonderfully moving portrait of a passionate and controversial figure from myth and history’ MS LONDON

‘Her gospel contains many episodes familiar from the others, but it is radical in its feminisation of them’ INDEPENDENT

Long after the death of Christ, Mary Magdalene is married to a silk merchant, Leonidas. She lives a quiet and harmonious life until, one day, the apostle Peter comes to the market square to preach and she slips into the crowd to hear what he has to say. She is not impressed, and wants to forget that Jesus chose death, not life with her. But she has reckoned without the apostles who persuade her to write down everything she can remember.

Mary starts with her Jewish childhood and the slaughter of her family by the Romans. Running for her life, she is rescued by Leonidas who leaves her in a ‘house of pleasure’ where she grows into a beautiful woman. Then she meets and falls deeply in love with a young man from Nazareth – and her life changes. . .

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