Child Of The Morning

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Penguin Canada, Feb 17, 2009 - Fiction - 576 pages
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Originally published in l977, this first novel by Pauline Gedge has become an international bestseller and has been translated into 5 foreign languages. A chronicle of passionate intrigue and sensuous exoticism, Child of the Morning resurrects the life of the awesome Hatshepsut, the only woman pharaoh of ancient Egypt, whose name was erased from history by her enemies, outraged at having to bow to a woman's command. Authentic in all of its detail and rich in powerful imagery, Child of the Morning "combines ancient artifacts, timeless psychology, and sure pacing" (The Globe and Mail), to portray the majesty of its vanished world. Its artistry transcends the boundaries of historical fiction to create a novel of the first order.

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User Review  - LibraryCin - LibraryThing

3.25 stars In ancient Egypt (I looked it up, and Hatshepsut lived around 1500 BC). Hatshupset ruled Egypt as a female Pharaoh (normally only a title/position for men). This is a fictionalized account ... Read full review

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User Review  - dragonasbreath - LibraryThing

This book makes an interesting read. It makes ancient Egypt approachable and understandable... and to the young girls it reminds them that regardless of what your society tells you - ANYTHING is ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

PAULINE GEDGE is the award-winning and bestselling author of thirteen previous novels, ten of which are inspired by Egyptian history. Her first, Child of the Morning, won the Alberta Search-for-a-New-Novelist Competition. In France, her second novel, The Eagle and the Raven, received the Jean Boujassy award from the Société des Gens des Lettres, and The Twelfth Transforming, the second of her Egyptian novels, won the Writers Guild of Alberta Best Novel of the Year Award. Her books have sold more than 250,000 copies in Canada alone; worldwide, they have sold more than six million copies and have been translated into eighteen languages. Pauline Gedge lives in Alberta.

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