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The Visitors

Sally Beauman

Based on a true story of discovery, The Visitors is Sally Beauman's (The Sisters Mortland, 2006) brilliant recreation of the hunt for Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings. In 1922, eleven-year-old Lucy is sent to Egypt to recuperate from typhoid. It is there that she meets Frances, the daughter of an American archaeologist, and finds herself drawn into the thrilling world of Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter, who are searching for the tomb of the boy pharaoh Tutankhamun. A dazzling feat of imagination, The Visitors is a majestic work of historical fiction.