Originally published in l977, this first novel by Pauline Gedge has become an international bestseller and has been translated into 5 foreign languages. A chronicle of passionate intrigue and sensuous exoticism, Child of the Morning
resurrects the life of the awesome Hatshepsut, the only woman pharaoh of ancient Egypt, whose name was erased from history by her enemies, outraged at having to bow to a woman''s command.
Authentic in all of its detail and rich in powerful imagery, Child of the Morning
"combines ancient artifacts, timeless psychology, and sure pacing"(The Globe and Mail
), to portray the majesty of its vanished world. Its artistry transcends the boundaries of historical fiction to create a novel of the first order.