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The Visitors

by Sally Beauman

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction Relationship Stories

The Visitors Synopsis

 Sent abroad to Egypt in 1922 to recover from the typhoid that killed her mother, eleven-year-old Lucy is caught up in the intrigue and excitement that surrounds the obsessive hunt for Tutankhamun's tomb. As she struggles to comprehend an adult world in which those closest to her are often cold and unpredictable, Lucy longs for a friend she can love. When she meets Frances, the daughter of an American archaeologist, her life is transformed. As the two girls spy on the grown-ups and try to understand the truth behind their evasions, a lifelong bond is formed. Haunted by the ghosts of her past, the mistakes she made and the secrets she kept, Lucy disinters her past, trying to make sense of what happened all those years ago in Cairo and the Valley of the Kings. And for the first time in her life, she comes to terms with what happened after Egypt, when Frances needed Lucy most.

The Visitors Press Reviews

Compelling, absorbing, captivating, haunting- Sally Beauman's most ambitious and imaginative book so far -- Elaine Showalter

 

Rebecca's Tale is bold and clever...In this evocative and compulsive reworking of the balance of power between the sexes, Sally Beauman steers her creation into feminist territory and succeeds in overturning our loyalties. -- Elizabeth Buchan The Times

 

Once you start reading a Beauman book, you can't put it down -- Linda Grant Guardian

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ISBN: 9780751551662
Publication date: 15/01/2015
Publisher: Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780751551679
Publication date: 06/02/2014
Publisher: Little, Brown an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780751551679
Publication date: 6th February 2014
Author: Sally Beauman
Publisher: Little, Brown an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Hardback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Relationship Stories,
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About Sally Beauman

Sally Beauman was born in Devon and graduated from Girton College, Cambridge. She began her career as a critic and writer for New York magazine and continued to write for leading periodicals in America and the UK after returning to England. In 1970 she was the first recipient of the Catherine Pakenham Award for her journalism, and at the age of 24 edited Queen magazine. She has written for the New Yorker, The Sunday Times and the Telegraph Magazine, where she was Arts Editor. Sally's novels have been translated into over twenty languages and are bestsellers worldwide.

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