The visitors: a novel
Based on a true story of discovery, The Visitors is New York Times bestselling author Sally Beauman's brilliant recreation of the hunt for Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings--a dazzling blend of fact and fiction that brings to life a lost world of exploration, adventure, and danger, and the audacious men willing to sacrifice everything to find a lost treasure.
In 1922, when eleven year-old Lucy is sent to Egypt to recuperate from typhoid, she meets Frances, the daughter of an American archaeologist. The friendship draws the impressionable young girl into the thrilling world of Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter, who are searching for the tomb of boy pharaoh Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings.
A haunting tale of love and loss, The Visitors retells the legendary story of Carter and Carnarvon's hunt and their historical discovery, witnessed through the eyes of a vulnerable child whose fate becomes entangled in their dramatic quest. As events unfold, Lucy will discover the lengths some people will go to fulfill their deepest desires--and the lies that become the foundation of their lives.
Intensely atmospheric, The Visitors recalls the decadence of Egypt's aristocratic colonial society, and illuminates the obsessive, daring men willing to risk everything--even their sanity--to claim a piece of the ancient past. As fascinating today as it was nearly a century ago, the search for King Tut's tomb is made vivid and immediate in Sally Beauman's skilled hands. A dazzling feat of imagination, The Visitors is a majestic work of historical fiction.
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|Grouping Author||beauman sally|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-02-19 22:45:13PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-02-19 23:55:20PM|
|available_at_catalog||Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||"Built around Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, this evocative novel from New York Times-bestselling author Sally Beauman blends fact and fiction to recreate a lost world that's still fiercely enthralling and relevant today"--|
|isbn||006230268, 9780062302687, 9780062302700, 9780062302717|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000436439|Book|Books|First U.S. Edition.|English|Harper,||xii, 529 pages : maps ; 24 cm., overdrive:5eb95436-52fb-431b-8d20-6aeb8d0a3983|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2014||
|subject_facet||Archaeologists -- Fiction, Archaeology -- Egypt -- Fiction, Egypt -- Fiction, Tutankhamen, -- King of Egypt -- Fiction|
|title_display||The visitors : a novel|
|title_full||The Visitors A Novel, The visitors : a novel / Sally Beauman|
|title_short||The visitors :|
|topic_facet||Archaeologists, Archaeology, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature, Tutankhamen|