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Publication Date: April 2000
Copyright date: 1979, 2000
THE LILY AND THE BULL
The Lily And the Bull is a compelling re-creation of life in
Minoan Crete a world of magic and mystery, ritual and superstition,
where past and present intersect, the forces of good and evil clash,
and everyday life is charged with the supernatural...
Ierii, the daughter of the chief gardener at the palace, is in love
with Thyloss, the son of the keeper of the Queens bulls. Thyloss,
who is looking forward to a future as a bull acrobat a position
of great importance finds his feelings for Ierii gradually changing.
But their hopes are shaken by events beyond their control.
The Minoan civilization, one of the greatest the world has known, suddenly
and mysteriously came to an end sometime during the period 1600-1450BC,
baffling present day historians and archaeologists alike. One of the
most persistent theories is that it was fatally damaged by the immense
volcanic eruption on the nearby island of Thera (Santorini).
This story charts the dramatic events during the last days of Ma-ii,
a city on the north coast of Crete.
1979: Rex Collings, London, ISBN 0860360679, hardback
1979: Hill & Wang, USA, ISBN 080906572X
1980: Corgi, London, ISBN 0552115568, paperback,
under the pseudonym 'Olivia Brown'.
2000: Mushroom eBooks, Bath, England, ISBN 1899142541,