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Louisa Young
HarperCollins March 2011; 
Paperback: January 2012; US 2011

Riley Purefoy and Peter Locke fight for their country and their sanity in the trenches of Flanders. Nadine Waveney, Julia Locke and Rose Locke do what they can at home. Beautiful Julia and gentle, eccentric Peter are married: every day Julia prepares for his return. Nadine and Riley, only eighteen when the war starts, want above all to make promises - but how can they when their future is completely out of their hands? And Rose? Well, what did happen to the traditionally brought-up women who lost all hope of marriage, because all the young men were dying? Read more

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The Egyptian Trilogy

Louisa Young
Flamingo 2004

Cambridge-educated Evangeline Gower worked as a belly dancer in the West End until the motorbike crash that injured her and killed her eight-month pregnant sister. Now, three years on, she leads an exemplary life, Read more

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Desiring Cairo
Louisa Young
Flamingo 2005

Desiring Cairo takes up Evangeline's story: 'When Hakkim ibn Ismail el Araby turned up on my doorstep, trailing clouds of chaos in his wake, I naturally assumed that the anonymous letters had something to do with him. Not that they were from him - like the rest of his family, Read more

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Tree of Pearls
Louisa Young
Flamingo 2000

There are many kinds of love: love for the glamorous stranger, love of a child, love that keeps things safe and well, love that transcends race, love that pushes you off the roof of an Egyptian temple...Read more