'Mission Impossible in the 16th century'
Hope Road launched The Chronicles of Will Ryde and Awa Maryam Al-Jameel: A Tudor Turk by Rehan Khan with a vibrant event at Waterstones Gower Street.
A Tudor Turk - "Mission Impossible in the 16th century" - is the first instalment of an historical quest trilogy with a multicultural cast of characters. At the event, Khan was in conversation with Naomi Foyle, author of the Gaia Chronicles (Jo Fletcher Books).
Foyle said: "Three huzzahs for this scintillating new take on the late Tudor period: a rip-roaring, erudite, cosmopolitan pageturner peppered with the wisdom of ages and glowing with the ruby light of a compassionate heart - a jewel no snaggle-toothed Queen or vainglorious Sultan can buy."
Photo left to right (in contemporary dress): Naomi Foyle, Hope Road publisher Rosemarie Hudson, Rehan Khan, and Mark Banting of Waterstones; and guests from the courts of Sultan Murad 111 and of Queen Elizabeth 1