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The Mapmaker's Daughter
Katherine Nouri Hughes

Delphinium
August 2017
On Sale: August 8, 2017
300 pages
ISBN: 1883285704
EAN: 9781883285708
Paperback
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Historical

The Ottoman Empire was at the height of its power during the sixteenth century when Cecilia Baffo Veniero was kidnapped from her Venetian homeland and chosen to be the wife of Selim II, successor to Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. She would be known as Nurbanu.

The Mapmakerís Daughter vividly imagines the confession of Nurbanu as she lies on her sickbed narrating the spectacular story of her rise to the pinnacle of imperial power, determined to understand how her extraordinary destiny was shaped. With unflinching candor, Nurbanu reviews the desires and motives that have both propelled and harmed her, as she considers her role as a devoted yet manipulative mother, helping to orchestrate her sonís succession to the throne. Serving as the appointed enforcer of one of the empireís most crucial and shocking laws, Nurbanu confronts the consequences of her loves and her choicesóright up to one last shattering revelation.

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