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The Visitors

(2014)
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Based on a true story of discovery, The Visitors is New York Times bestselling author Sally Beauman's brilliant recreation of the hunt for Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings - a dazzling blend of fact and fiction that brings to life a lost world of exploration, adventure, and danger, and the audacious men willing to sacrifice everything to find a lost treasure.

In 1922, when eleven year-old Lucy is sent to Egypt to recuperate from typhoid, she meets Frances, the daughter of an American archaeologist. The friendship draws the impressionable young girl into the thrilling world of Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter, who are searching for the tomb of boy pharaoh Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings.

A haunting tale of love and loss, The Visitors retells the legendary story of Carter and Carnarvon's hunt and their historical discovery, witnessed through the eyes of a vulnerable child whose fate becomes entangled in their dramatic quest. As events unfold, Lucy will discover the lengths some people will go to fulfill their deepest desires - and the lies that become the foundation of their lives.

Intensely atmospheric, The Visitors recalls the decadence of Egypt's aristocratic colonial society, and illuminates the obsessive, daring men willing to risk everything - even their sanity - to claim a piece of the ancient past. As fascinating today as it was nearly a century ago, the search for King Tut's tomb is made vivid and immediate in Sally Beauman's skilled hands. A dazzling feat of imagination, The Visitors is a majestic work of historical fiction.

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Hardback Editions

July 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Visitors: A Novel
Author(s): Sally Beauman
ISBN: 0-06-230268-X / 978-0-06-230268-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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February 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Visitors
Author(s): Sally Beauman
ISBN: 0-7515-5167-8 / 978-0-7515-5167-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Paperback Editions

July 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Visitors: A Novel
Author(s): Sally Beauman
ISBN: 0-06-230270-1 / 978-0-06-230270-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
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January 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Visitors
Author(s): Sally Beauman
ISBN: 0-7515-5166-X / 978-0-7515-5166-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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February 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Visitors
Author(s): Sally Beauman
ISBN: 0-7515-5168-6 / 978-0-7515-5168-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Audio Editions

April 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Visitors
Author(s): Sally Beauman
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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April 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Visitors
Author(s): Sally Beauman
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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April 2014 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Visitors
Author(s): Sally Beauman, Laurel Lefkow
ISBN: 1-4712-6207-3 / 978-1-4712-6207-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

July 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Visitors: A Novel
Author(s): Sally Beauman
Publisher: Harper
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February 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Visitors
Author(s): Sally Beauman
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Availability: Amazon UK