The mysterious cities of the dead, Egypt's desert necropoli, set the scene of this book, which is based on the journey of Lucie Duff-Gordon in the last century, but interweaves the modern-day experiences of the author, and life and death in Ancient Egypt. Lucie Duff-Gordon, suffering from tuberculosis, went to Egypt to die and in fact survived long enough to become deeply involved in the culture and to live almost as a native Egyptian. Like her, the author has the great advantage of a profound love of the country and involvement with its inhabitants. Basing her research on the many letters written by Lucie Duff-Gordon back to her family and friends in England, Katherine Frank writes of a haunting and still unspoilt Egypt and its attitude to the dead.
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Katherine Frank is a lecturer and acclaimed writer and biographer. She was a university lecturer for fifteen years before becoming a full-time writer, and she still lectures on a wide range of historical, political and biographical topics. She is the author of A Voyager Out (Tauris Parke Paperbacks), the highly acclaimed Indira: The Life of Indira Nehru Gandhi, as well as a biography of Emily Bronte. She is currently writing a biography of Daniel Defoe.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140134565
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