Orion General & Literary HB March £16.99 320pp 978 1 4091 4852 4 eBook: £16.99 / 978 1 4091 4855 5 Audio: £18.99 / 978 1 4091 6056 4 / 10 hrs
Each of Katherine’s novels has been a Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller.
Orion Fiction • March 2016
KATHERINE WEBB The English Girl
From the Sunday Times bestselling novelist comes a captivating story set in 1950s Arabia. Joan Seabrook, a fledgling archaeologist, has fulfilled her lifelong dream of travelling from England to the ancient city of Muscat with her fiancé, Rory. Fleeing the pain of a personal tragedy, she longs to explore the desert fort of Jabrin, and unearth the treasures it is said to conceal. But Oman is a land lost in time – hard, secretive and in the midst of a violent upheaval – and gaining permission to explore Jabrin could prove impossible. Joan’s disappointment is only alleviated by the thrill of meeting her childhood heroine, pioneering explorer Maude Vickery, and hearing first-hand the stories that sparked her ambition as a child. Joan’s growing friendship with the extraordinary and reclusive Maude will change everything. The thrill of adventure seduces Joan, and only too late does she begin to question her actions – and Maude’s motives. Realising she has become a pawn in a treacherous game to settle old scores, Joan must decide where her loyalties lie, and find a way to halt the events that she herself has set in motion, before the terrible consequences can play out. • Over half a million copies of Katherine’s novels have been sold in English. They have been translated into more than 20 languages and made bestsellers in many countries around the world. • Her debut, The Legacy, was shortlisted for the National Book Awards and won the popular vote for the TV Book Club Summer Read. Katherine Webb grew up in rural Hampshire before reading history at Durham University. Her novels include The Legacy, The Misbegotten and The Night Falling.
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