Publish date: February 6th 2014
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
Reading this book was much like what I imagine wandering through a desert would be like. Ugh.
4. THE VISITORS, BY SALLY BEAUMAN This was a strange book, and therefore difficult to rate. Overall, I have to say I enjoyed it, but it dragged on many places, and the last third or so felt unnecessary... Still enjoyable, I did like reading it, but it felt like it didn’t belong in the book. It’s ess...
Despite the fact that I had a couple of issues with this novel, I thoroughly enjoyed it. First of all, it took a while for the actual story to get going. There are many characters, most historical, which needed to be introduced, and that took nearly 100 pages. But once that was done and I got to ...
11 year old Lucy Payne is in Egypt to recover from the typhoid that killed her mother. While there she meets an interesting cast of characters, including Howard Carter and other central figures relating to the discovery of Tut's tomb. And from there were are treated to a mix of historical fiction, f...
The scenes in Egypt are without a doubt some of the most breathtaking and minutely detailed scenes one will ever read. The narrative is so precise that it is easy for readers to forget that The Visitors is a work of fiction. In fact, based on the author’s notes and bibliography, one could argue that...
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