First century Phoenicia, land of purple. A successful businesswoman abandons the dye trade and her glamorous lifestyle to walk with madmen, artists, a magus’ apprentice, devotees and thieves as she follows a charismatic healer to Jerusalem.
She can give up her jewelry and towering hairdo but can she wash clean the secret stain of her previous career as a dancer in the temple of Venus? The answer comes with an indelible gift that will leave its mark on her and her friends forever…
Though some say St Veronica may not really have existed, these pages tell her surprising and inspiring tale of real transformation. The True Picture is an intoxicating mix of historical fact with colourful fiction.
About the author:
Alison Habens is best known for Dreamhouse, a 1990s cult novel, based on Alice in Wonderland, as well as Lifestory, Family Outing and Dreamhouse. She is Academic Lead (Communication) in the School of Film, Media and Communication, and the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, University of Portsmouth.