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The collector's daughter : a novel of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb / Gill Paul.

Paul, Gill, 1960- (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

Lady Evelyn Herbert was the daughter of the Earl of Carnarvon, brought up in stunning Highclere Castle. Popular and pretty, she seemed destined for a prestigious marriage, but she had other ideas. Instead, she left behind the world of society balls and chaperones to travel to the Egyptian desert, where she hoped to become a lady archaeologist, working alongside her father and Howard Carter in the hunt for an undisturbed tomb. In November 1922, their dreams came true when they discovered the burial place of Tutankhamun, packed full of gold and unimaginable riches, and she was the first person to crawl inside for three thousand years. She called it the 'greatest moment' of her life, but soon afterwards everything changed, with a string of tragedies that left her world a darker, sadder place. Newspapers claimed it was 'the curse of Tutankhamun,' but Howard Carter said no rational person would entertain such nonsense. Yet fifty years later, when an Egyptian academic came asking questions about what really happened in the tomb, it unleashed a new chain of events that seemed to threaten the happiness Eve had finally found.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library FIC PAUL (Text) 33892100751230 Adult New Books Book None 09/13/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063079861
  • ISBN: 0063079860
  • Physical Description: 357, 18 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"P.S. insights, interviews & more ..." -- from back cover
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 12-13).
Summary, etc.:
Lady Evelyn Herbert was the daughter of the Earl of Carnarvon, brought up in stunning Highclere Castle. Popular and pretty, she seemed destined for a prestigious marriage, but she had other ideas. Instead, she left behind the world of society balls and chaperones to travel to the Egyptian desert, where she hoped to become a lady archaeologist, working alongside her father and Howard Carter in the hunt for an undisturbed tomb. In November 1922, their dreams came true when they discovered the burial place of Tutankhamun, packed full of gold and unimaginable riches, and she was the first person to crawl inside for three thousand years. She called it the 'greatest moment' of her life, but soon afterwards everything changed, with a string of tragedies that left her world a darker, sadder place. Newspapers claimed it was 'the curse of Tutankhamun,' but Howard Carter said no rational person would entertain such nonsense. Yet fifty years later, when an Egyptian academic came asking questions about what really happened in the tomb, it unleashed a new chain of events that seemed to threaten the happiness Eve had finally found.
Subject: Beauchamp, Evelyn, 1901-1980 > Fiction.
Carnarvon, George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert, Earl of, 1866-1923 > Fiction.
Archaeologists > Egypt > Fiction.
Women archaeologists > Fiction.
Tutankhamen, King of Egypt > Tomb > Fiction.
Excavations (Archaeology) > Egypt > Valley of the Kings > Fiction.
Blessing and cursing > Fiction.
Fathers and daughters > Fiction.
Blessing and cursing > Drama.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Novels.

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