Passage to Egypt by Katherine Frank
The Life of Lucie Duff Gordon

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Presents the captivating story of Lucie Duff Gordon, a Victorian woman who was forced to leave the center of London society in 1862, suffering from tuberculosis, but discovered a vital, new life in Egypt, the country that became her spiritual home.
 

About Katherine Frank

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Katherine Frank's most recent biography, "A Passage to Egypt: The Life of Lucie Duff Gordon", earned a rave front-page review in the "New York Times Book Review". Frank is also the author of "A Voyager Out", a life of Mary Kingsley, & "A Chainless Soul", a life of Emily Bronte, which was hailed by New York Daily News. Her work on "Indira" involved six years of extensive travel & research.
 
Published August 26, 1994 by Houghton Mifflin. 398 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction

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When Lucie, who as a youth unsettled acquaintances with a pet snake tucked into her sleeve or hair, married Sir Alexander Duff Gordon, she became, as Frank (A Chainless Soul: A Life of Emily Brontâ, 1990) notes, ``a delightful, albeit rather Bohemian hostess'' whose guests included Dickens and Th...

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Frank ( A Chainless Soul: A Life of Emily Bronte ) here combines research skills with sympathetic writing to portray an unusual Victorian woman.

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About halfway through this correspondence, 'dearest Alick' suggests that 'Yr affte Toodie' might publish a selection from it to defray the costs of the expedition - an extraordinary response to letters which are clearly designed to reassure and entertain him - and all Lucie's subsequent letters h...

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