Enter a world of Egyptian pharaohs and ancient curses from the Queen of Historical Fiction.
It's November, 1922. In a valley in Egypt the tomb of a long dead pharaoh is about to be discovered. The world watches and waits for news with baited breath. Thirteen-year-old Lilian Kaye, who lives in a flat above a shop in London, is eagerly following the story. One morning the news takes a sinister turn: a man- a famous Egyptologist- disappears. All that remains of him are his feet. Then Lil's grandfather is taken suddenly ill, and when a mysterious package turns up for him from the Egyptologist, Lil starts to believe there is truth to the rumours of a pharaoh's curse.
Emma Carroll was a secondary school English teacher for many years. The Lost Boy is Emma's seventh novel; she has also written the highly-acclaimed Frost Hollow Hall, The Girl Who Walked on Air, In Darkling Wood,The Snow Sister,Strange Star and Letters from the Lighthouse. She lives in the Somerset hills with her husband and two terriers.
Faber Child Trade
Paperback - B format