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Louisa Young

Louisa Young first came to prominence as author of A Great Task of Happiness (1995), her prize-winning life of her grandmother Kathleen Scott, the sculptor and wife of Scott of the Antarctic. She followed that with her Egyptian Trilogy of novels: Baby Love, Desiting Cairo and Tree of Pearls. She writes regularly for the Guardian and Junior, and lives in London with her daughter.

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The Heroes' Welcome [Unabridged Edition] The Heroes' Welcome [Unabridged Edition]
1919, and Britain is realising that it is no longer at war. Now, Nadine...
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London, April 1919. The war is over and Riley Purefoy and Nadine Waveney...
Baby Love Baby Love
Fast-paced literary thriller in which ex-bellydancer Evangeline's fight...


Desiring Cairo - An interview with Louisa Young Louisa Young's first novel, Baby Love, introduced the world to Angeline, the ex-bellydancer, ex-biker, now single mother of a little girl who isn't really her child. Lily is the daughter of Angeline's sister who was killed in a motorcycle accident which also put an end to Angeline's career as a belly dancer. Desiring Cairo is a fast-paced literary thriller which answers many of the questions left unanswered at the end of Baby Love. Having created a character who had lived there, Louisa Young...

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