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Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 Scheherazade : A Tale
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Queen Scheherazade is kidnapped from Baghdad and must tell a story to save her own life, having told stories for many years to save the lives of other women.

'Ninth-century Baghdad, legendary crossroads of the East. It is nearly twenty years since Scheherazade spun her tales for a thousand and one nights, the tales that saved her life and immortalised the city that she had never seen - until now. But almost immediately she is kidnapped by a party of hashish-chewing assassins from under the Caliph of Baghdad's nose. An ancient prophecy leads the Caliph to despatch an unlikely crew of sailors on a rescue mission. As they venture deeper into the unforgiving desert, losing camels, supplies, and all sense of dicrection, Scheherazade must face her abductors alone. And once again begins to spin a tale to save her life... An adventure full of wit, danger and incident, murder and mystery, poetry and philosophy - and testament to the power of the imagination - Scheherazade sweeps from the historical realities of Arabian life into a world of magic carpets and miraculous beings, seamlessly weaving fact, fiction and fable into a novel rich with all the heady power of the Arabian Nights.'

Source: Back cover

Notes

  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Flamingo , 2001 .
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      Extent: 534p.
      Description: illus., map
      ISBN: 0732268788
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Xoum , 2017 .
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      Extent: 480p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published September 2017.

      ISBN: 9781925143768, 9781925143751
Alternative title: Szeherezada
Language: Polish
    • Warsaw,
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      Poland,
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      Eastern Europe, Europe,
      :
      Muza ,
      2004 .
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      Extent: 550p.
      ISBN: 8372000891

Works about this Work

Deft and Imaginative Brett D'Arcy , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 14 July 2001; (p. 8)

— Review of Scheherazade : A Tale Anthony O'Neill , 2001 single work novel
Genie of Imagination Katharine England , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 14 July 2001; (p. 23)

— Review of Scheherazade : A Tale Anthony O'Neill , 2001 single work novel
Embellisher of Baghdad Josh Gliddon , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 5 June vol. 119 no. 6277 2001; (p. 72)

— Review of Scheherazade : A Tale Anthony O'Neill , 2001 single work novel
Recasting Women of Ancient World Simon Caterson , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 May 2001; (p. 9)

— Review of Scheherazade : A Tale Anthony O'Neill , 2001 single work novel ; Jezebel Alan Gold , 2001 single work novel
Scheherazade as a Modern Madonna? Helen Elliott , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28-29 April 2001; (p. 12-13)

— Review of Scheherazade : A Tale Anthony O'Neill , 2001 single work novel
Scheherazade as a Modern Madonna? Helen Elliott , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28-29 April 2001; (p. 12-13)

— Review of Scheherazade : A Tale Anthony O'Neill , 2001 single work novel
Recasting Women of Ancient World Simon Caterson , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 May 2001; (p. 9)

— Review of Scheherazade : A Tale Anthony O'Neill , 2001 single work novel ; Jezebel Alan Gold , 2001 single work novel
Embellisher of Baghdad Josh Gliddon , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 5 June vol. 119 no. 6277 2001; (p. 72)

— Review of Scheherazade : A Tale Anthony O'Neill , 2001 single work novel
Genie of Imagination Katharine England , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 14 July 2001; (p. 23)

— Review of Scheherazade : A Tale Anthony O'Neill , 2001 single work novel
Deft and Imaginative Brett D'Arcy , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 14 July 2001; (p. 8)

— Review of Scheherazade : A Tale Anthony O'Neill , 2001 single work novel
To Be Continued... Nikki Barrowclough , 2000 single work biography
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 15 July 2000; (p. 42-44)
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