Berenice's Hair

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About the author:
Guy Ottewell ( has lived in Europe, the Middle East, and America, as an adventurer, linguist, painter, and writer about astronomy.

Berenice's Hair

Authored by Guy Ottewell

Berenice, a princess from Cyrene in Libya, became queen of Egypt and dedicated her famous hair in thanksgiving for her husband's return from a war. It vanished, and became the constellation Coma Berenices, which we can see any night in summer. That's the classical story! What really happened to her hair? This novel exploits the grittier facts known about the historical Berenice (for instance, she killed the first man sent to marry her, Demetrius "the Fair", because he seduced her mother), and the author's experiences in modern Libya and Egypt (such as swimming over a drowned city). The story brings Berenice past three of the seven Wonders of the World, but taller than them all is the natural phenomenon that saves her.

Publication Date:
0934546665 / 9780934546669
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Historical / General

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