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Duke of Egypt (Paperback): Margriet de Moor
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Margriet de Moor

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With her two previous novels translated into 20 languages, Margriet de Moor is already an established and popular author. In this novel, set on a farm in Holland, she explores European and Russian history through the lives of her characters. Although living together, Gerard and his 21-year-old daughter Lucy lead separate lives - she runs the stables while he farms the land, though it is a struggle as age and its burdens increase. When the talented gypsy Joseph Plato arrives, change on the farm is inevitable and welcome. The unexpected marriage of Lucy and Joseph thrives despite, or perhaps because of, their unconventional lifestyle. In winter they are together, sharing everything, but each spring Joseph returns to his gypsy heritage and roams in search of travelling friends and relatives. Returning to Lucy in the autumn, Joseph relates his experiences and the oral history of his forebears. Persecuted frequently by bureaucrats and sometimes feuding among themselves, this nomadic and diverse population survived joyfully until the horrors of the Second World War. The author writes movingly of multi-talented gypsies who are feared and admired by suspicious, stable communities, and the combination of lyrical prose and fascinating historical storytelling makes this a unique and engrossing novel. (Kirkus UK)
This title recounts the love between a gypsy, Joseph Plato, and a farmer, Lucie. He searches for his family every spring, but returns each autumn to tell Lucie of his travels. In so doing, the story of his ancestors - the displaced and marginalized people of Europe - is slowly unravelled.


Imprint: Picador
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: June 2002
Authors: Margriet de Moor
Dimensions: 197 x 130mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 978-0-330-39046-0
Barcode: 9780330390460
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 0-330-39046-5

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