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Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury
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Jun 23, 2012

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In 1815 London, a popular party event was an "unwrapping" -- of a mummy! When archaeologists first discovered Egyptian mummies, there were so many of them that they were sold like jewelry, scarabs, and other artifacts from the tombs. Grisly as it may seem, affluent Londoners found the unwrappings to be exotic and exciting.

Seventeen-year-old Agnes Wilkins finds herself at an unwrapping just before her presentation as a debutant in London's high society. The experience leaves her dreaming of foreign adventures, which is just the opposite of the dull arranged marriage her mother has planned for her. After some outrageous -- and highly secret -- adventures, Agnes finds she has more possibilities in her life than she had thought.

Not exactly a mystery, since it was pretty clear who was up to what, and not exactly an historical novel, since there were too many little historical inaccuracies. Perhaps best described as a teen romance set in London 200 years ago. Enjoyable for girls 14-18.

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