The Blood of the Martyrs

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    The Blood of the Martyrs

    Naomi Mitchison

    Canongate 2001

    Paperback 431pp

    9780862411923   Product Code: 11101

    Set in Rome during Nero's reign of terror, Mitchison's historical novel traces the destruction of one cell of the early church. Written in 1938-9, it echoes the contemporary plight of persecuted minorities under European fascism.

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