pur·ple (pûrpl) n.
1. Any of a group of colours with a hue between that of violet and red.
2. Cloth of a colour between violet and red, formerly worn as a symbol of royalty or high office.
3. Imperial power; high rank: e.g born to the purple.
4. In the Roman Catholic Church, the rank or office of a cardinal or a bishop
And now 5. Those literary worlds visited by Iris Wildthyme where the prose is as sensual, convoluted and self-aggrandising as Iris herself…