In 1922, Lady Evelyn Herbert’s dreams are realised when she is the first to set foot inside the lost tomb of Tutankhamun for over 3,000 years.
But the months after the discovery are marred by tragedy, when Eve’s father dies suddenly and her family is torn in two.
Desperate to put the past behind her, Eve retreats into a private life with her new husband.
But she is harbouring a dark secret about what really happened in Egypt. And when a young woman comes asking questions years later, the happiness Eve has finally found is threatened once more…
Read Gill’s new Historia feature about the historical backgrouns to her book, The politics of Tutankhamun’s tomb.