Tree of Pearls

Tree of Pearls


By (author) Louisa Young

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  • Publisher: Flamingo
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 197mm x 16mm | 177g
  • Publication date: 6 August 2001
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 000655234X
  • ISBN 13: 9780006552345
  • Sales rank: 937,732

Product description

Scintillating comic-romantic thriller, a finale to Louisa's fab Egyptian trilogy: what life will Angeline choose? The final volume in the Angeline Gower trilogy, following 'Baby Love' and 'Desiring Cairo'. Our angel is back. Angeline Gower is back home in Britain, back safe, back in her own bath. And, right on cue, that's when trouble arrives, back for another bout with her. But this time she's going to see it off for good...There's trouble in the form of her nemesis, her Russian roulette - wiseguy wideboy Eddie: he's on the loose again, and who would the police send out to Egypt to trace him if not Evangeline? Then there's trouble of another more painful, more joyful sort altogether: the trouble she has choosing between safe, solid, sensitive Harry, and hot, haughty, harmonious Sa'id. So, out among the sensuous wonders of Luxor, on the mobile and on the hoof, our angel shimmies and swerves with all her ex-belly dancer's supple style through a series of emotional chicanes. Now and again, in a particularly tight corner, she spins off, but she always regains control and surges forward to seize the life and future she deserves for those she loves and, triumphantly, for herself.

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Author information

Louisa Young was a journalist for some years. Her first book was A Great Task of Happiness (1995), the life of Kathleen Bruce, her grandmother, the sculptor and wife of Scott of the Antarctic. She followed that with her Egyptian trilogy of novels: Baby Love (which was listed for the Orange Prize), Desiring Cairo and Tree of Pearls. They were followed by The Book of the Heart, a cultural history of our most symbolic organ. She lives in London with her daughter.

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Praise for Louisa Young's trilogy: 'Spectacularly worth reading.' The Times 'Tough, tender, sexy, funny.' Esther Freud 'Hits an all too rare note of intelligent escapism.' She 'Streetwise and literate.' Options 'Wry, perky, entertaining.' Observer 'Engaging, wise-cracking, likeable, brilliantly sustained...funny, humane and utterly readable.' Good Housekeeping

Editorial reviews

Suspend your disbelief and climb aboard the last in the Angeline Gower trilogy. If you've read the previous two you'll be very pleased to re-unite with our heroine in her latest adventure. If you're new to the story, you'll soon catch up with the past and be caught up with the present. We're eight weeks on from Angeline's last trip to Egypt. She and five year old Lily are coming to terms with Harry's presence in their lives as Lily's father. Their London domesticity is once again shattered by the news that Eddie Bates, Angeline's tormentor of old, is on the loose. Angeline must return to Egypt, with an unlikely ally - Eddie's wife Chrissie, who now knows she is not a widow. Angeline doesn't want to go, but it is a chance to see her beloved S'aid, and to tell him some very special news... (Kirkus UK)