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The Aviary Gate - A Novel

Katie Hickman

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Description:

Elizabeth Staveley sits in the Bodleian library, holding in her trembling hands a fragment of ancient paper. It is the key to a story that has been locked away for four centuries-the story of a British sea captain's daughter held captive in the sultan's harem. Constantinople, 1599. There are rumors and strange stirrings in the sultan's palace. The chief black eunuch has been poisoned by a taste of a beautiful ship made of spun sugar. The sultan's mother faces threats to her power from her son's favorite concubine. And a secret rebellion is rising within the palace's most private quarters. Meanwhile, the merchant Paul Pindar, secretary to the English ambassador, brings a precious gift to the sultan. As he nears the palace, word comes to Pindar that the woman he once loved, Celia, may be alive and hidden among the ranks of slaves in the sultan's harem. Can this really be the same Celia who disappeared in a shipwreck? And if it is, can the two be reunited?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Josephine Bailey

Length:

12h 27m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

02:03


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

29:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

41:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

29:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

28:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

37:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

34:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

28:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

40:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:52


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:02


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

34:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

31:02


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:45


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

30:15


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:31


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:10


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

15:19


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:25


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

23:58