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Child of the Morning
Child of the Morning | Pauline Gedge
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Thirty-five centuries ago the sun had a daughter: Hatshepsut. Youngest daughter of the Pharaoh, she was a lithe and magical child. But when her older sister died, it became her duty to purify the dynasty s bloodline. She was to wed Thothmes, her father s illegitimate son, who was heir to the throne. But fearing his son s incompetence, Hatshepsut s father came to her with startling news. She was to be Pharaoh, ruler of the greatest empire the world had ever known--provided, of course, that the unprecedented ascension by a woman did not inspire the priests to treason or instill in her half-brother and future consort sufficient hatred to have her put to death. This is the premise for "Child of the Morning, "based closely on the historical facts. Hatshepsut assumed the throne at the age of fifteen and ruled brilliantly for more than two decades. Her achievements were immortalized on the walls of her magnificent temple at Deir el-Bahri, built by her architect and lover, Senmut. Sensuous and evocative, "Child of the Morning "is the story of one of history s most remarkable women."
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Child of the Morning | Pauline Gedge
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Wow! This is an underrated, under-discussed piece of historical fiction. This book is about the life of one of the only female Pharoahs in ancient Egypt - Hatshepsut. If you‘re at all interested in ancient Egypt, this book gave me the most intensive picture of that culture (religion, politics, lifestyle) that I‘ve ever read. This one will stick with me for a long time.

Anyone else read this or other works by Pauline Gedge?

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KerriNTurner
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#maybookflowers #setinthemiddleeast A novel about the female pharaoh Hatshepsut, who is someone I've read a little about but not enough. This one's on the TBR.

LeahBergen Love! ❤️ 3y
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LeahBergen
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#SignedSundays This historical novel about the life of Hatshepsut began my lifelong fascination with Egyptology. I signed it out of my junior high library SO many times; I eventually got my own little mass market paperback and then found this first edition at a book sale years later (and finally got it signed). #SignedSunday

LauraBrook This one looks really good! 😍 3y
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StaceyKondla
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This is an older one for #Recommendsday - published in 1977, This is an amazing retelling of the story of Hatshepsut, the only woman pharaoh of ancient Egypt. Nobody does ancient Egypt like Pauline Gedge!!

BookishTrish I love this book. I used to have that edition too -- ❤️ the memory 3y
LeahBergen I signed this book out of my junior high library so many times! I now have a signed first edition hardcover. 😃 3y
StaceyKondla @BookishTrish @LeahBergen That is so cool! She is definitely a lesser known and lesser appreciated Canadian Author - nice to meet some fellow fans 😊 3y
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