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Little Egypt

Author: Lesley Glaister
Publisher: London : Salt, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Little Egypt was once a well-to-do country house in the north of England. Now it's derelict and trapped on a small island of land between a railway, a dual carriageway and a superstore, and although it looks deserted it isn't. Nonagenarian twins, Isis and Osiris, still live in the home they were born in, and from which in the 1920s their obsessive Egyptologist parents left them to search for the fabled tomb of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Novels
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lesley Glaister
ISBN: 9781907773723 190777372X
OCLC Number: 868083771
Awards: Joint winner of Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2014 (UK)
Long-listed for International Dublin Literary Award 2016 (Ireland)
Description: 317 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Lesley Glaister.

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Little Egypt was once a well-to-do country house in the north of England. Now it's derelict and trapped on a small island of land between a railway, a dual carriageway and a superstore, and although  Read more...

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Lesley Glaister's writing is delightful; she has some superb turns of phrases and despite the subject matter this is not a book without humour. The characters are beautifully drawn (though the Read more...

 
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