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Amelia Peabody's Egypt, by Dennis Forbes, Kristen Whitbread, Elizabeth Peters

iceangel9's review

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4.0

A look at the history and culture presented in the Amelia Peabody Mysteries. Fictional information and characters from the novels are thrown in, but there is also a look at the Victorian Era and Ancient Egypt. A must-have for fans of the series.

ibeforem's review

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4.0

Between visiting Egypt in the last couple of years and reading Nefertiti a few months ago, I’ve become quite interested in all things Egypt. I’ve enjoyed the Amelia Peabody series, so I thought this would be fun. It’s what I would consider to be slightly fictionalized non-fiction, as the Emersons are inserted into a quite real history. Some parts were more readable than others, and the ones I enjoyed most were A Splendid Overview of Egyptoloy: Napoleon to World War I; A Commanding Prospective: The British in Egypt, 1884 - 1917; An Expert Analysis of the Principles of Islam as Encountered by the Emersons; A Skillful Overview of Victorian Servants & Their Duties; A Sympathetic Scrutiny of the Victorian Philosophy of Childrearing; Ancient Egypt 101: A Quick Refresher Course; and all of the pictorial essays. The one thing I did think was lacking was information about the time in Egypt after Alexander the Great, such as during Cleopatra’s time. There wasn’t much covered about history after the Pharaohs.
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