Spotlight : ‘The Girls from Alexandria’ by Carol Cooper | @AgoraBooksLDN @TheyCallMePeyto

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Girls from Alexandria by Carol Cooper! My thanks to Peyton at Agora Books for the invitation to join. I’m shining a spotlight on this novel, which seamlessly switches from the present day in a hospital bed in London to 1950’s Alexandria in an effort to piece together memories and find out what happened to Nadia’s sister, Simone.

Author : Carol Cooper
Title : The Girls from Alexandria
Pages : n/a
Publisher : Agora Books
Publication date : April 29, 2020


Memories are fragile when you are seventy years old. I can’t afford to lose any more of them, not when remembering the past might help with the here and now.

Nadia needs help. Help getting out of her hospital bed. Help taking her pills. One thing she doesn’t need help with is remembering her sister. But she does need help finding her.

Alone and abandoned in a London hospital, 70-year-old Nadia is facing the rest of her life spent in a care home unless she can contact her sister Simone… who’s been missing for 50 years.

Despite being told she’s ‘confused’ and not quite understanding how wi-fi works, Nadia is determined to find Simone. So with only cryptic postcards and her own jumbled memories to go on, Nadia must race against her own fading faculties and find her sister before she herself is forgotten.

Available for pre-order from Bookshop UK


Powerful and thought-provoking – Goodreads reviewer Jean

Merging historical fiction, mystery and coming-of-age fiction,, the author has crafted a multilayered, evocative and affecting story that will linger long after reading. – Goodreads reviewer Emma

Very moving and heartfelt. – Goodreads reviewer Zoë

Make sure you check out some of the amazing reviews on the blog tour!


Carol Cooper is a doctor, journalist, and author. Born in London, she was only a few months old when her cosmopolitan family took her to live in Egypt. She returned to the UK at eighteen and went to Cambridge University where she studied medicine and her fellow students. On her path to a career in general practice, she worked at supermarket checkouts, typed manuscripts in Russian, and spent years as a hospital doctor.

Following a string of popular health books as well as an award-winning medical textbook, Carol turned to writing fiction. Her first two novels were contemporary tales set in London. Ever a believer in writing what you know, she mined the rich material of her childhood for The Girls from Alexandria.

Carol lives with her husband in Cambridge and Hampstead. She has three grownup sons and three stepchildren.

  3 comments for “Spotlight : ‘The Girls from Alexandria’ by Carol Cooper | @AgoraBooksLDN @TheyCallMePeyto

  1. April 4, 2021 at 3:39 pm

    your blog is amazing!


  2. April 4, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    You’ve definitely caught my attention now!

    Liked by 1 person

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