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The Secrets of a Sun King, Emma Carroll


It’s 1922, just at the point when the world was poised waiting for news about the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt, when Lil finds a mysterious package on her grandad’s doorstep, just as he’s struck down with a terrible illness.

The parcel was sent by a famous Egytologist who has just been found dead! Is the curse of Tutankhamun the cause? Lil decides, with the help of her new friends, Tulip and Oz, that the only way to help her grandad is to return the package to its rightful resting place in Egypt.

This is a glorious historical adventure with a nimble, thrilling 1920s tale, as well as a wonderful subplot set back in Ancient Egyptian times, as found in a scroll written by Tutankhamun’s best friend. Somehow that all does work perfectly, due to artful weaving by Emma Carroll, who rightfully owns the title "Queen of Historical Fiction". A totally thrilling read.

(Secrets of a Sun King | BookTrust


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A much-loved children’s author, Emma Carroll has been championed by Waterstones booksellers since her we nominated her debut book, Frost Hollow Hall, for the 2014 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Since then she has gone on to publish stories including In Darkling WoodSky ChasersLetters from the Lighthouse and Secrets of a Sun King (both of which were chosen as Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month).

Emma Carroll Books | Waterstones

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