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Secrets of a Sun King: ‘THE QUEEN OF HISTORICAL FICTION’ Guardian

Emma Carroll


  • History Time - blasts from the past
  • Action Adventures - chills, thrills and plenty of spills

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5 out 5

London, 1922. A discovery from ancient Egypt . . . A cursed package . . . The untold story of a young pharaoh . . . When Lilian Kaye finds a parcel on her grandad's doorstep, she is shocked to see who sent it: a famous Egyptologist, found dead that very morning, according to every newspaper in England! The mysterious package holds the key to a story . . . about a king whose tomb archaeologists are desperately hunting for. Lil and her friends must embark on an incredible journey - to return the package to its resting place, to protect those they love, and to break the deadly pharaoh's curse . . . 'The Hilary Mantel of children's fiction.' Telegraph


A wonderful book - such an exciting story, very well written. She is so deserving of her title ‘queen of historical fiction’. As an adult I was gripped & couldn’t put it down & there is so much to capture children’s imaginations.

Judith Beazley

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