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From the internationally award-winning author of Dragonkeeper.
Two books in the much-loved Ramose' series in one volume.
Spoilt, selfish Prince Ramose is next in line for the throne. And someone wants him dead.
Now he must live in disguise as a commoner in the valley of the tombs. But how will this pampered prince survive such a brutal place?
Ancient Egypt is dramatically real in this historical thriller by the master storyteller Carole Wilkinson.
About The Author
Carole Wilkinson is an award-winning author of books for children. She has a longstanding fascination with dragons and is interested in the history of everything. Carole is a meticulous researcher who finds it difficult to stop researching and begin writing. She once searched for weeks to find out whether there were daffodils in Han Dynasty China. Carole is married, has a daughter, and lives in inner-city Melbourne.
For readers who like to live beyond familiar boundaries. * The Sunday Age *
ISBN: 9781742031064 ISBN-10: 1742031064 Series: Ramose Series Audience:
For Ages: 8+ years old For Grades: 4 - 5 Format:
Number Of Pages: 288 Published: July 2009 Publisher: Walker Books Australia Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 13.4
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1
About the Author
I didn’t start writing until I was quite old — nearly 40. Before that, I worked as a laboratory assistant. My jobs involved working with a lot of blood and brains. You might think this sounds a bit gory, but I quite enjoyed working in a laboratory. The trouble was I always had this niggling feeling that it wasn’t what I was meant to be doing.
One day I realised what I’ve always wanted to be—a writer! I don’t know why it took me so long to work that out. When I was at school in the 1960s (a very long time ago) it didn’t sound like the sort of thing a girl from Port Adelaide could ever do, so I suppose I didn’t think of it back then. Once I’d decided to try and become a writer, I went to university. I wrote lots of things at university including my first novel. I didn’t think it was very good. I showed it to a friend who worked in publishing. I don’t think she thought it was very good either, but she must have seen some potential because she asked me if I could write a teenage novel. ‘Yes,’ I said, when actually I was thinking ‘Are you serious? Of course I can’t!’
I’d never thought about writing for young people. I tried to think of a story. My daughter was at high school, and something she was doing at the time gave me an idea. My friend liked my idea. So I went ahead and wrote the whole novel. That was my first published book. It was published in 1996 and was called Stagefright.
I sometimes wish I’d started writing when I was younger, but then I think things have worked out okay. I find that I have lots of ideas and so far I’ve never had ‘writers’ block’ (touch wood). I might have got a late start, but I’ve been trying to make up for lost time. I’ve written 30-odd books, some short stories, a telemovie and some TV and planetarium scripts.