The Shape of Sand

The Shape of Sand

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
Forty years after a woman vanishes from a seemingly idyllic Edwardian upper class family, a collection of notebooks and letters turn up that could offer her grown daughters answers to the riddle of her disappearance, but the discovery of a mummified body in the ruins of their old home complicates their quest for the truth.

McMillan Palgrave
Life at Charnley was blessed, or at least so it seemed to the Jardine children. But one night their dreams of a propitious future suddenly come crashing down when a family scandal catapults them into the headlines.

Nearly four decades pass and the Second World War is won, but still the exact events of that fateful night remain unknown. However, when builders working on Charnley uncover a shoebox stuffed full of old letters, photographs, and a diary, it finally seems as though some of the answers are within reach.
The clue to unraveling the affair lies in a voyage to Egypt undertaken by Beatrice eleven years before her disappearance. With the help of her old diary, Beatrice's three daughters set about uncovering the truth. But when the mummified body of a brutally murdered woman is discovered in the ruins of their old home, they have a whole new set of questions.

Beautifully written, evoking the life of the Edwardian upper classes, bomb-scarred, post war England, and the sultry Egyptian landscape, The Shape of Sand proclaims the incomparable talent of this great author.


Holtzbrinck
Life at Charnley was blessed, or at least so it seemed to the Jardine children. But one night their dreams of a propitious future suddenly come crashing down when a family scandal catapults them into the headlines.
 
Nearly four decades pass and the Second World War is won, but still the exact events of that fateful night remain unknown. However, when builders working on Charnley uncover a shoebox stuffed full of old letters, photographs, and a diary, it finally seems as though some of the answers are within reach.
The clue to unraveling the affair lies in a voyage to Egypt undertaken by Beatrice eleven years before her disappearance. With the help of her old diary, Beatrice’s three daughters set about uncovering the truth. But when the mummified body of a brutally murdered woman is discovered in the ruins of their old home, they have a whole new set of questions.
 
Beautifully written, evoking the life of the Edwardian upper classes, bomb-scarred, post war England, and the sultry Egyptian landscape, The Shape of Sand proclaims the incomparable talent of this great author.


Blackwell North Amer
Life at Charnley was blessed, or at least so it seemed to the Jardine children. But one night their dreams of a propitious future suddenly came crashing down when a family scandal catapulted them into the headlines.
Nearly four decades pass and the Second World War is won, but still the exact events of that fateful night remain unknown. However, when builders working on Charnley uncover a shoebox stuffed full of old letters, photographs, and a diary, it seems as though some of the answers are finally within reach.
The clue to unraveling the affair lies in a voyage to Egypt undertaken by Beatrice eleven years before her disappearance. With the help of their mother's old diary, Beatrice's three daughters set out to uncover the truth. But when the mummified body of a brutally murdered woman is discovered in the ruins of their old home, they have a whole new set of questions.

Baker
& Taylor

Forty years after a woman vanishes from a seemingly idyllic Edwardian upper-class family, a collection of notebooks and letters turns up that could offer her grown daughters answers to the riddle of her disappearance.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312352325
0312352328
Characteristics: 288 p. ; 22 cm

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