At the end of
the eighteenth century young girls fall in love with handsome men, get
married, and believe - of course - that they will live happily ever after.
In the middle of the Napoleonic wars, in search of a lost child and lost
love, one young girl travels to Egypt, through Cleopatra’s old city of
Alexandria, to the little town of Rosetta at the mouth of the Nile. There
the Rosetta Stone, that will unlock the Egyptian hieroglyphs and tell the
secrets of the world, has just been discovered. And, there, other
discoveries are made also.
Listen to Barbara talking on Google video about
A brilliantly evocative and superbly researched
re-creation of a period fascinated by the Rosetta Stone and the decipherment
of Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. For Barbara Ewing, history is not merely a
decorative background for romance, but the very centre of a passionate and
enthralling intellectual adventure.