Lucy interviews… Esther

I’m in Susa today to interview a beauty queen. The fragrance is exquisite. Somewhere nearby a banquet is in full swing. The beautiful courtyard where I sit reminds me of a spa, but this place is more of a harem in reality. While I wait among bushes of pink flowering myrtle and bubbly
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Heroes and Heroines: Esther

The book of Esther has all the flavour of a fairytale.  There’s a beauty contest, an orphan who becomes queen, and villain who is hilariously humiliated and ends up being hanged on his own gallows. The plot is rich and full of coincidences, (like the king just happening to want his hi
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