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The Sacred River Hardcover – 1 Aug 2013

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (1 Aug. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857209523
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857209528
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 3 x 23.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,400,185 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Exquisitely written. A haunting and mystical story of three women who search for freedom, whether in Victorian England or the tombs of ancient Egypt' --Essie Fox, author of The Somnambulist and Elijah's Mermaid

'The great strength of Wallace's second novel, The Sacred River, is the deep research that enables her to offer us the taste and texture of Egypt in the nineteenth century… Historical romance it certainly is, but it's much more than that. Far more than the romance, the harsh details of what poverty and ignorance did to children, and what the state did to poor men who failed to pay their tax bills, are what makes this compulsive reading' --Francis Beckett, U3A magazine Third Age Matters

'Three women take a life-changing trip from Victorian London to sweltering Egypt... Mesmerising historical fiction' --GoodHousekeeping, September issue

'This may be my ideal escapist historical novel, ticking any number of boxes. It's Victorian pastiche of the highest order, with wonderfully eccentric female characters, exciting settings and a good dash of modern awareness... A fantastic piece of storytelling' --Kate Saunders, Saga magazine, September issue

Praise for THE PAINTED BRIDGE:

'A haunting look at women's asylums in 1850s England … Wallace masterfully creates an atmosphere of utter claustrophobia and dread, intermingled with the ever-present horror of the reality of women's minimal rights in the 19th century' --Publishers Weekly

'An intriguing and disturbing tale of the reality of women's lives behind the veil of Victorian respectability, which will have resonance today. Beautifully written and evoked' --Rachel Hore, Richard & Judy bestselling author of A Gathering Storm

'An impressive debut with a captivating heroine and an absorbing storyline … A compulsive page-turner' --Catharine Arnold, author of Bedlam

Praise for THE PAINTED BRIDGE:

'A haunting look at women's asylums in 1850s England … Wallace masterfully creates an atmosphere of utter claustrophobia and dread, intermingled with the ever-present horror of the reality of women's minimal rights in the 19th century' Publishers Weekly

'An intriguing and disturbing tale of the reality of women's lives behind the veil of Victorian respectability, which will have resonance today. Beautifully written and evoked' Rachel Hore, Richard & Judy bestselling author of A Gathering Storm

'An impressive debut with a captivating heroine and an absorbing storyline … A compulsive page-turner' --Catharine Arnold

Praise for THE PAINTED BRIDGE:

'A haunting look at women's asylums in 1850s England … Wallace masterfully creates an atmosphere of utter claustrophobia and dread, intermingled with the ever-present horror of the reality of women's minimal rights in the 19th century' Publishers Weekly

'An intriguing and disturbing tale of the reality of women's lives behind the veil of Victorian respectability, which will have resonance today. Beautifully written and evoked' Rachel Hore, Richard & Judy bestselling author of A Gathering Storm

'An impressive debut with a captivating heroine and an absorbing storyline … A compulsive page-turner' Catharine Arnold, author of Bedlam --Catharine Arnold

About the Author

Wendy Wallace is an award-winning freelance journalist and writer based in London, whose articles have appeared in the Telegraph, the Guardian and the Scotsman. This is her first novel.


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