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Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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'Now, when I look at the desert, I am reminded of the year I spent in Egypt - the most definitive of my life ...

Egypt, 1977. Oliver, a geophysicist expert in oil exploration, finds himself unwillingly swept up in a world of political and mystical sabotage after his wife, Isabella, a marine archaeologist, discovers a mysterious ancient artefact, an astrolabe she'd been searching for all her life.

Oliver embarks on a journey that takes him into the secrets of Isabella's once-wealthy Italian-Alexandrian family, and the powers of the astrolabe itself. Powers he, a fierce sceptic, refuses to accept.

Now the reluctant custodian of the astrolabe, and pursued by those keen to use it for their own purposes, Oliver flees back to London where punk is raging, and sex, drugs and rock'n'roll are all around. When his brother overdoses, Oliver is reluctantly forced to test the powers of the astrolabe himself; in doing so he seals a Faustian pact.' (from the publisher's website)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2009 .
      Extent: ix, 262p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography (p. 459-460)
      • Dedication: In Memory of Troy Davies 1959-2007 Maverick, Muse and Emotional Anarchist
      • Includes author's note (vii)
      ISBN: 9780732286736

Works about this Work

Off the Shelf : Fiction Lorien Kaye , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30 May 2009; (p. 36)

— Review of Sphinx Tobsha Learner 2009 single work novel
Untitled Scott Moore , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 6 June 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of Sphinx Tobsha Learner 2009 single work novel
Thriller's Recipe a Little Too Dry Christine Cremen , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 August 2009; (p. 29)

— Review of Sphinx Tobsha Learner 2009 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Lorien Kaye , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30 May 2009; (p. 36)

— Review of Sphinx Tobsha Learner 2009 single work novel
Untitled Scott Moore , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 6 June 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of Sphinx Tobsha Learner 2009 single work novel
Thriller's Recipe a Little Too Dry Christine Cremen , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 August 2009; (p. 29)

— Review of Sphinx Tobsha Learner 2009 single work novel
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    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • 1977
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