Posted on 23rd July 2014

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Little Egypt

In 2014, the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize worked with the Regional Literature Development Agencies to find reading groups across the UK to read the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize-winning titles.  Little Egypt by Lesley Glaister was read by the Page Turner Reading Group from Norwich and below are reviews from its reading group members.  Little Egypt

Posted on 19th June 2014

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Little Egypt

“It’s the gothic mess that first grabs you in Little Egypt. There are beautiful descriptions of a house going to ruin, of decades’ of detritus piling up, of lives falling apart, fragmenting and closing in. Next comes the gripping story, the tomb-shadows and the moments of shock, horror and shame. But what most lingers afterwards…

Posted on 17th June 2014

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Little Egypt

Lesley Glaister’s fourteenth novel is a gothic tale of secrets and damaged families. In the 1920s, twins Isis and Osiris live in Little Egypt, the country house of their Egyptologist parents, Evelyn and Arthur. It’s just the siblings, the staff, the cats, and the occasional visit from Uncle Victor – until Evelyn and Arthur send…