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Yvonne Harlech was born in Edinburgh and grew up in Montreal, Canada. She studied English Literature at Concordia University and now lives in Cheshire with her husband. She is the author of Female Parts: the Art and Politics of Women Playwrights, under the name Yvonne Hodkinson, and the historical novels Mistress of the Temple and Harp of Joy, set in ancient Egypt. The novels reflect her deep love for ancient Egypt, its dramatic history and rich heritage.The author is currently writing a novel about Romano-Britain. The story takes place in 1st century Deva, where great myths meet and cultures collide.

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I was inspired to write Mistress of the Temple several years ago, on my second trip to Egypt. While reading Abydos: Holy City of Ancient Egypt, followed by The Search for Omm Sety, I began to appreciate the incredible life of Dorothy Eady (aka Omm Sety) and I immediately saw the fictional potential in her story. There was so much more to say about Bentreshy and I felt a novel...

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Average rating: 4.23 · 30 ratings · 9 reviews · 2 distinct works
Mistress of the Temple

4.08 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Harp of Joy

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2012
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