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Title: The Leto Bundle
Description: London, Chatto and Windus. 2001, First Edition. (ISBN: 0701169206). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First edition, First printing. Room XIX of the Museum of Albion doesn't usually receive many visitors, but one day a crowd of immigrants and homeless gather and demand to see a mummy that has been recently removed. As political pressure builds, the curator unpacks the tomb and begins to explore its bizarre contents, for herself and for the passionate young man who has adopted the mummy as the figurehead of his movement. It contains a bundle of curious objects and documents: they tell of the wanderings of an unknown woman, Leto. As Leto moves gradually westwards across the map from her childhood home, she slips through time. On the run, in a far off era of civil strife, she gives birth to twins, shelters with wolves, survives in a desert stronghold as the lover of its commander, stows away on a ship loaded with plundered antiquities and then works as a chambermaid in a wartorn city. During a long siege she manages to save her daughter but loses her son. As the novel sweeps from mythological times and the Middle Ages, to the treasure-hunting of Victorian Europe, and into the present day, Leto reappears, with her daughter Phoebe, in different guises, and she begins to search for her son. NOT EX LIB L. Fine/Fine.

Keywords: Historical Fiction 0701169206

Price: GBP 8.00 = appr. US$ 11.42 Seller: Goldring Books
- Book number: 007771

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