Child of the Morning
She ruled Egpyt not as Queen but as Pharaoh, 35 centuries ago. Yet her name-Hatshepsut-does not appear in dynastic scrolls, nor is her reign celebrated on monuments. This is the story of the young woman who assumed the throne of Egypt, mastered the arts of war and government, lived her life by... show more
She ruled Egpyt not as Queen but as Pharaoh, 35 centuries ago. Yet her name-Hatshepsut-does not appear in dynastic scrolls, nor is her reign celebrated on monuments. This is the story of the young woman who assumed the throne of Egypt, mastered the arts of war and government, lived her life by her own design, and ruled an empire-the only woman Pharaoh in history. "A rich pageant."-Wall Street Journal
Publish date: July 1st 2003
Publisher: Soho Press
Pages no: 403
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, African Literature
, Egyptian Literature
This was an interesting look into the life of Hatshepsut. I enjoyed the read. It was quick and easy. It took me about eight hours to get through this book. Hatshepsut was a queen was who dared to proclaim herself Pharoah. She dreamed of a peaceful Egypt, and she was determined to bring prosperity to...
I loved this book from when I first discovered it in my teens. It's a novel of Hatshepsut, the only woman to ever reign as Pharaoh, and it's vivid and lush without ever being purple, conjuring up a distant land that was as, the forward notes, as ancient to the Caesars as they are to us--she ruled 3,...
I found this novel difficult to judge. It is 2.5 stars for me. Something felt missing from the book and I could not quite put my finger on it. The characters felt as though they were at a distance, I never felt a full grasp of them or cared very much for them. The shifting viewpoints took away from ...
Time for a re-read. One of my favourites when it first came out in the 70's. And Egypt has much been on my mind these days. And this look at the life of Hatshepsut has held up very well over the years, with the writing remaining as fresh and new as when I first read it. Still the best of the various...
Porque no toda la historia de Egipto gira en torno a Cleopatra... Una novela preciosa, magníficamente ambientada y que os hará mirar ese lugar tan lejano con otros ojos. Reseña completa en http://www.book-eater.net/2010/10/la-dama-del-nilo-de-pauline-gedge.html
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