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Narrative non-fiction at its best- an exciting, fascinating and thought-provoking book about the discovery of an early New Testament manuscript on Mount Sinai by two audacious Victorian ladies.
An exciting, fascinating and thought-provoking book about the discovery of an early New Testament manuscript on Mount Sinai by two audacious Victorian ladies.
Janet Soskice grew up in Canada and has lived for some years in England where she is Reader in Philosophical Theology at Jesus College, University of Cambridge. As well as lecturing around the world, she writes for The Times and The Times Literary Supplement, and is a frequent contributor to radio and television.
"The hunt for early Bible manuscripts was among the most romantic of all the 19th century's grand quests... At the heart of this lively, inspiring double biography is the story of how a pair of spirited Presbyterian women made their own extraordinary discovery" * Sunday Times * "A bracing and moving book...a reminder of the ardour, hardship and energy invested in the pursuit of knowledge and that endlessly inquiring and industrious Victorian age" * New York Times * "This pacy tale involves not only an Indiana Jones-like quest, but camel rides across the Sinai desert, trips up the Nile, bickerings, misunderstandings and confusions... A cracking tale of two irresistible characters" * Herald * "[A] luminous new study... Sisters of Sinai is by turns a rattling adventure yarn - thick with roving Bedouin and ancient tombs - and a testament to the power of perseverance" * Washington Post * "Marvellous... A fine, fascinating account" * Los Angeles Times *