Rosetta / Barbara Ewing.
By: Ewing, Barbara.Material type: BookPublisher: London : Time Warner, 2005Description: 436 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0316731196.Subject(s): Rosetta stone -- Fiction | Rosetta stone | Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic -- Fiction | New Zealand fiction | Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic -- Fiction | New Zealand fiction -- 21st century | Egyptian language Writing, Hieroglyphic Fiction | France History 1789-1815 Fiction | Africa, North History 19th century Fiction | New Zealand fiction 21st century | France -- History -- 1789-1815 -- Fiction | Africa, North -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction | France -- History -- 1789-1815 -- Fiction | Africa, North -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction | Africa, North -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction | New Zealand -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | New Zealand fiction -- 21st century.DDC classification: Free Fiction
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
As a child, Rosetta is fascinated by words and loves being told stories. She thinks she is named after the Princess Rosetta of the fairytales, who married the King of the Peacocks and lived happily ever after. But when she finds that it is a mysterious small port town in Egypt that gave her her name, her interest in hieroglyphics is born. Years later, when Rose is an older, wiser and sadder woman, it is her love of language that saves her life.
The French Revolution; the rise of the power of the English church; the battles for Egypt between the British and the French; the discovery of the hieroglyphs on the Rosetta Stone in that same small port town - and above all the machinations of a rich, amoral, social-climbing member of the 'new' aristocracy and the extraordinary characters that surround him - all whirlpool together to carry Rose into France and a shared moment with Napoleon Buonaparte, and into the dark, unknown world of North Africa in her search to understand the meaning of words, and to find a child of her own.
Author is a New Zealander.
Includes bibliographical references.
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