Maureen Freely’s seventh novel, published October 2013, has been chosen as one of the Sunday Times Books of the Year.

Listed in the Literary Novel category it sits in most auspicious company, alongside Margaret Atwood’s latest novel Maddaddam and this year’s book club favourite, John William’s Stoner.

Sailing Through Byzantium has been exceptionally well received by literary critics. Described by the Sunday Times‘ chief fiction reviewer as “glint[ing] with ironic wit”, “enthralling” and “engaging”, and reviewed in The Independent as, “compulsively readable, thought-provoking and entertaining.”

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