The Aviary Gate

By Katie Hickman; Josephine Bailey (Narrator)
(Tantor Media, , 9781400107797)

Publication Date: June 2008

Other Editions of This Title: , , Hardcover, Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the July 2008 Indie Notables
“In 1599 Constantinople, an English woman is enslaved in the sultan's harem. In contemporary London a small manuscript scrap leads a doctoral researcher to Istanbul. As these stories interlink, The Aviary Gate is, by turns, neurotic, exotic, erotic, and mesmerizing.”
-- Becky Milner, Vintage Books, Vancouver, WA


Spellbinding and steeped in mystery and sexual intrigue, The Aviary Gate transports readers to exotic sixteenth-century Constantinople, offering the rarest glimpse into the forbidden confines of the sultan's harem.

About the Author

Katie Hickman is the author of five books, including two bestselling 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 the novel The Quetzal Summer, for which she was listed for the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Award. Katie lives in London with her two children and her husband, the philosopher A. C. Grayling. Josephine Bailey has won ten AudioFile Earphones Awards and a prestigious Audie Award, and Publishers Weekly named her Best Female Narrator in 2002. Her native British accent has been used in many audiobooks and voice-overs, including The Wild Thornberries, Uncle Gus, and Disney-Dreamworks projects. In addition to her award-winning voice work, Josephine is involved in television, film, and theater. On television she has played parts in Robin Hood, A Tale of Two Cities, and Sword of Freedom. In film she was featured in Shadow Hours, Life's a Circus, and Corridors of Blood. Her theater experience includes lead roles in Betrayal, Otherwise Engaged, and Blithe Spirit. Josephine received her training from the Corona Stage School in London and the Tracy Roberts Actors Studio in Los Angeles. Josephine currently resides in South Carolina.

Praise For The Aviary Gate

"Languorous and filled with vivid, dreamlike images" ---Library Journal

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