About this book
Paperback edition of Pullinger's historical novel set in 19th century Egypt, based on Lucie Duff Gordon's "Letter's From Egypt". From the author of "A Little Stranger", it examines the life of a lady's maid who travels with her wealthy mistress. 'Scorchingly powerful' "Good Housekeeping"
Lady Duff Gordon is the toast of Victorian London. But when her debilitating tuberculosis means exile, she and her devoted lady's maid, Sally, set sail for Egypt. It is Sally who describes, with a mixture of wonder and trepidation, the odd menage marshalled by the resourceful Omar, which travels down the Nile to a new life in Luxor.