"Exquisitely written. A haunting and mystical story of three women who search for freedom, whether in Victorian England or the tombs of ancient Egypt"
– Essie Fox, author of The Somnambulist and Elijah's Mermaid
"Wallace succeeds in creating interesting women characters whose response to the expectations of Victorian England, their own prejudices and the situations in which they find themselves make for compelling reading. Wallace skillfully weaves the story, introducing details incidentally that suddenly loom large in the foreground. But it is the political and social unrest when it finally erupts that throws up The Sacred River's biggest surprise."
– Camden New Journal
"This classic tale of a journey that leads to self-discovery is a lovely journey for the reader as well."
"A lush, original, and page-turning narrative—a lovely armchair journey to an Egypt of long ago."
– Publishers Weekly
"Engaging...there are delicious shades of Forster here. [Wallace is] a writer to watch."
– Kirkus Reviews
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Wendy Wallace, author of The Painted Bridge, is an award-winning freelance journalist and writer. Before she turned to fiction, she was a senior features writer for the London Times Educational Supplement for ten years and the author of a nonfiction book on life in an inner city primary school, Oranges and Lemons. Her second novel is The Sacred River. She lives in London.