This volume presents the texts of two Old Testament books, Ruth and Esther, two of the very few biblical stories to focus on women. Ruth in particular has attracted much attention from feminist scholars, though it reinforces age-old notions of male dominance. With an introduction by Joanna Trollope.
Joanna Trollope is the author of fifteen highly acclaimed bestselling novels. She has also written a study of women in the British Empire, Britannia’s Daughters, as well as a number of historical novels. Born in Gloucestershire, she now lives in London. She was appointed OBE in the 1996 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.