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The Resource The visitors, Sally Beauman

The visitors, Sally Beauman

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The visitors
Title
The visitors
Statement of responsibility
Sally Beauman
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 Tutankhamen'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
Summary
Sent to Egypt by her grandparents to recover from the typhoid fever that claimed her mother's life, grief-stricken 11-year-old Lucy befriends Frances, the daughter of American archaeologists. As the girls explore Cairo, Luxor, and the Valley of the Kings, they become eyewitnesses to the events that unfold as Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon excavate King Tutankhamen's tomb -- including the effects of the so-called "pharaoh's curse" that afflicts the expedition. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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Writing style
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10314285
Cataloging source
DLC
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Beauman, Sally
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Carnarvon family
  • Carter, Howard
  • Carnarvon, George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert
  • Archaeologists
  • Archaeology
  • Egypt
Target audience
adult
Label
The visitors, Sally Beauman
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Bibliography pages: 527-529
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052430773
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 529 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780751551686
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
The visitors, Sally Beauman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Bibliography pages: 527-529
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052430773
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 529 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780751551686
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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