Beacon At Alexandria

Title: The Beacon At Alexandria
Author: Gillian Bradshaw
Genre: Historical
Copyright: 1987
Ranking: Excellent
Binding: Trade paperback
LibraryThing: Title:Beacon At Alexandria
Type: Owned
Read: 1998-01-08

The Beacon At Alexandria is one of the best historical novels I've read.

It really gave me the feeling that the past was a foriegn country, or (for the SF-lover) an alien landscape, painted vividly. But that wasn't the only appeal. What with a strong heroine, intrigue, politics, a "secret identity", narrow escapes, an unrequited love, hardship, rescue, and a happy ending, it really has everything to make an enjoyable, absorbing read.

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Addendum - 07/10/2001

This novel is one that I keep on re-reading from time to time, and the only one of which I have deliberately two copies -- one to keep, one to lend, because I think it's wonderful so I want my friends to read it, but I don't want to risk losing my only copy...

Sid & Nancy Scale: a stained-glass window framed in gold.