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The Visitors

A Novel

By Sally Beauman

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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2014

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9780062302687


Format: Book
Author: Beauman, Sally
Summary: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The visitors : a novel / Sally Beauman.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Harper, [2014]
Subject: Tutankhamen, King of Egypt -- Fiction. Archaeologists -- Fiction. Archaeology -- Egypt -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780062302687 (hardback) 006230268X (hardback) 9780062302700 (paperback) 0062302701 (paperback)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 9
Call Number: F Beauman
Oclc: 882577342
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Bib Id: 534624

Format: Book
Author: Beauman, Sally.
Summary: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The visitors : a novel / Sally Beauman.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Harper, [2014]
Description: xii, 529 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Subjects: Tutankhamen, King of Egypt -- Fiction.
Subjects: Archaeologists -- Fiction.
Subjects: Archaeology -- Egypt -- Fiction.
Notes: Illustration on lining papers.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 527-529).
LCCN: 2013048446
ISBN: 9780062302687 (hardback)
ISBN: 006230268X (hardback)
ISBN: 9780062302700 (paperback)
ISBN: 0062302701 (paperback)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 9
Call Number: F Beauman