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Amelia Peabody's Egypt: A Compendium [Hardcover]

Dennis C. Forbes , Elizabeth Peters , Kristen Whitbread
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Nov 2003
A cornucopia of history, culture and imagination, Elizabeth Peters' lively and informative reference celebrates every aspect of mystery fiction's favourite female sleuth. Filled with contributions from leading historians, archaeologists and Egyptologists, and illustrated with nearly 600 black and white photos and drawings, Amelia Peabody's Egypt encompasses the glory of Egypt and the nuances of life there in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Included are a previously unpublished Emerson journal entry, essays which illuminate the background to the novels, never before revealed - and photographs ofl - family members, cats and characters. This beautifully designed, richly detailed companion to the beloved best-selling mystery-fiction series is sure to become a keepsake treasure for all Egyptology aficionados and every Elizabeth Peters fan.
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  • Hardcover: 334 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Company; 1 edition (Nov 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060538112
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060538118
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 22.4 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 497,686 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Elizabeth Peters is a prolific and successful novelist with over fifty novels to her credit. She is internationally renowned for her mystery stories, especially those featuring indomitable heroine Amelia Peabody. She lives in a historic farmhouse in Frederick, Maryland, with six cats and two dogs. Kristen Whitbread is a graduate of Hood College with a BA in literature. In addition to numerous other duties, she writes Ms Peter's newsletters and attends to here fan mail. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for all Amelia Peabody fans 27 May 2004
A truly marvellous compendium of facts and illustrations referring to the life of the greatest Archaeologist or our age and his illustrious wife. Presented by a selection of authors, the essays contained in this volume will allow those who have followed the career of these most famous of archaeologists/detectives to acquire a deeper understanding of the life and times of the Emersons and the impact they had on the science of Egyptology. Some of the wisdom of the great Amelia Peabody Emmserson is also collected here for us lesser mortals to refer to in times of need. The dear reader will delight in the splendid illustrations of the sites of Egypt and the daily life of its inhabitants. A who’s who guide to the individuals that have appeared in the published diaries of Mrs Emmerson also appears here, with some rare illustrations of the persons concerned. Of particular note is the beautiful photograph of Rameses as a baby. I have passed many happy hours in contemplation of this most excellent of volumes.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but.... 9 Jun 2010
I bought this via the marketplace. It is a well-produced book with loads of photos and other illustrations, but no maps at all! A big mistake in my opinion.

The other problem is that this boook tries to maintain the illusion that the other books are not fiction. I would much rather have read about whose genuine exploits the Emersons are supposed to have undertaken in the various stories.

All in all, a very entertaining compendium, but not really what I was expecting.
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4.0 out of 5 stars This book truly is "Amelia Peabody's Egypt" 27 Oct 2005
By bernie VINE VOICE
I have only read "Falcon at the Portal" and was not very impressed. However this book gives a lot more insight to Elizabeth Peters' characters and their environment of nineteenth and twentieth century environment. We weave reality with literature never really knowing where one starts and the other stops. The book is jam-packed with actual monochrome photos and sketches of famous (at the time) people and landmarks.

Under the section marked "People and Places" Heinrich Schliemann received a whole paragraph. This must make up for the lack of a bibliography and index.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Amelia Peabody's Egypt 3 May 2013
By Caradog
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Only had time to dip into it so far but am inpressed with what I have seen. Looking forward to reading it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amelia Peabody's Egypt, A Compendium 16 Oct 2009
After reading many of the Amelia Peabody books, this was a very good extra touch that is worth having.
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