The Girls from Alexandria (Paperback)
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Set against the glamorous backdrop of 20th century Alexandria, Carol Cooper's The Girls from Alexandria is equal parts contemporary mystery and historical fiction: a re-coming of age story about family, identity, and homeland.
Memories are fragile when you are seventy years old. I can't afford to lose any more of them, not when remembering the past might help with the here and now.
Nadia needs help. Help getting out of her hospital bed. Help taking her pills. One thing she doesn't need help with is remembering her sister. But she does need help finding her.
Alone and abandoned in a London hospital, 70-year-old Nadia is facing the rest of her life spent in a care home unless she can contact her sister Simone... who's been missing for 50 years.
Despite being told she's 'confused' and not quite understanding how wi-fi works, Nadia is determined to find Simone. So with only cryptic postcards and her own jumbled memories to go on, Nadia must race against her own fading faculties and find her sister before she herself is forgotten.

Publisher: Agora Books
ISBN: 9781913099701
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm


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A compelling, multi-layered read . . . equal parts funny, frank and sinister.

-- Fiona Valpy, author of The Dressmaker's Gift

An intriguing novel, where memory loss and confusion, sensitively treated, combine to add suspense.

-- Margaret Mountford, chair of The Women's Prize for Fiction 2016
Wonderfully written, with shades of Elizabeth is Missing, The Girls from Alexandria is a sweeping story about family, secrets and the meaning of 'home'. I was completely charmed. -- Fiona Lucas, author of The Last Goodbye
Cooper draws on the beautifully complex world of old Alexandria to deliver a thrilling yet touching tale. Tragedy, coming of age and mystery - The Girls from Alexandria is riveting. -- Agatha Zaza, author of The Pretenders
An evocative read about family, choices and how life often doesn't go to plan. * The Sun *

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“This is highly recommended”

A fascinating, complex and engrossing read that kept me hooked.
The author delivers a story with a dual time line, now and the 20th century Alexandria, an unreliable narrator who can't remember some parts of her... More

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“VERY ENJOYABLE READ !”

I enjoyed this novel, the characters, the story and the history. Clara and Lucy, sisters, both very different characters. Guernsey in Spring 2016, we find Clara, married to John, they have a 5 year old daughter,... More

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“Wish it was more compelling”

I was interested in this novel from summary description but on commencing the story, it was a slow start. I could not connect with the characters, although I enjoyed the descriptions of Egypt, atmospheric! This is a... More

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