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message 1: by Margalit (new)

Margalit Fox (margalitfox) Dear Friends:

I'm taking the liberty of writing to let people know about my forthcoming book, "The Riddle of the Labyrinth," to be published on May 14 by Ecco Press/HarperCollins.

A work narrative nonfiction, the book will be of special interest to this group in that it is the true a story of a mystery from the ancient past: the quest to decipher a curious script from the Bronze Age known as Linear B.

Inscribed on clay tablets in about 1450 B.C., Linear B was unearthed on Crete in 1900 and, despite the best efforts of investigators from around the world, remained undeciphered for more than half a century. Not only did no one know what the mysterious tablets said, no one even knew what language they were written in.

As a result, Linear B was considered one of the most intractable puzzles in history, and the book documents the lives -- obsessed, brilliant, triumphant and ultimately deeply tragic -- of the real-life detectives who worked to unravel its secrets. It is also a paleographic procedural, taking readers step by step through the forensic process involved in unraveling a secret code from the past.

I hope you will enjoy "The Riddle of the Labryinth" as much as I enjoyed researching and writing it.

More information about the book can be found here:

http://www.harpercollins.com/books/Th...


I will be delighted to answer any questions about the book that anyone has; people are welcome to contact me directly at margalitfoxbooks@gmail.com.

With all my best wishes from New York,

Margalit Fox


message 2: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 8 comments Margalit wrote: "Dear Friends:

I'm taking the liberty of writing to let people know about my forthcoming book, "The Riddle of the Labyrinth," to be published on May 14 by Ecco Press/HarperCollins.

A work narrativ..."


This looks like something I would really enjoy . Thanks for the notice! Preordering now.


message 3: by Margalit (new)

Margalit Fox (margalitfox) Aren't you lovely! I hope we'll get to meet someday, in which case I'll be delighted to sign the book for you.

All my best,

Margalit


message 4: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 8 comments Margalit wrote: "Aren't you lovely! I hope we'll get to meet someday, in which case I'll be delighted to sign the book for you.

All my best,

Margalit"


No problem at all. I read the blurb and am already looking forward to it. I'll post a review when I'm done.


message 5: by Margalit (new)

Margalit Fox (margalitfox) Why, Nancy, you're my new best friend!


message 6: by Bobby (new)

Bobby (bobbej) | 58 comments Thanks for the info...definitely will check it out and if I read it I promise a review.


message 7: by Margalit (new)

Margalit Fox (margalitfox) Thanks, Bobby!


message 8: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 8 comments Margalit wrote: "Why, Nancy, you're my new best friend!"

:)


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