Lady of the Reeds

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Soho Press, 1994 - Fiction - 513 pages
24 Reviews
She grew up on the reed-lined banks of the Upper Nile but she was not like the other villagers of Aswat. Intelligent and ambitious, Thu is convinced that her destiny is greater than to marry a peasant, tend crops and breed sons. She wants more.
When Hui, aristocrat, healer and famed seer, anchors his barge at the nearby temple, young Thu swims to it, willing to offer him anything, even herself, for a glimpse of her future. And so she starts a journey that finally leads her to power as Lady Thu, beloved concubine of Ramses III - until, once again, she wants more.

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Review: Lady of the Reeds (Lady of the Reeds #1)

User Review  - Helen C - Goodreads

Lady of the Reeds is the personal diary of Thu of Aswat, and it is a fascinating document. Written in the first person, each page chronicles her life from poor peasant girl in the rural Nile farming ... Read full review

Review: Lady of the Reeds (Lady of the Reeds #1)

User Review  - Adrianna - Goodreads

Still not quite sure how I felt about this novel. I was really enjoying it until about the end, but I don't want to give any spoilers. Thu is quite ambitious and ruthless for a peasant Egyptian girl ... Read full review


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Pauline Gedge's books have been published in several languages and have won many awards. Her first novel, Child of the Morning, was an international best seller. She won the Writers Guild of Alberta Best Novel of the Year Award for The Twelfth Transforming. She lives in Alberta, Canada.

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