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FICTION: The Persian Queen by Vashti Kashian-Smith -
It’s a lake, this one; an oval of the finest Venetian silver-coated glass, framed in white and yellow gold, which twists and turns into the patterns of grass, leaves, delicate flower-stems topped with gemstones – petals – of every colour. An oasis, for his desert princess. The Persian Queen looks at it, for a moment,Continue reading