Jane Stevenson - Astraea

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Astraea by Jane Stevenson, hardcover, 307 pages, condition very good (edges are a little worn)

Set in the Netherlands in the 1640s Astraea tells of the relationship between Elizabeth of Bohemia, daughter of James I, and another exile, Pelagius, heir apparent to the Yoruba kingdom of Oyo, a freed slave with shamanic gifts. They fall in love, marry clandestinely and, secretly, she gives birth to a son - their hope for a new age.