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Carnarvon & Carter. The Story of the Two Englishmen who Discovered the Tomb of Tutankhamun Paperback – 2007


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  • Paperback: 91 pages
  • Publisher: Highclere Enterprises; First edition (2007)
  • ASIN: B001213602
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 12.2 x 0.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,422,068 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book (written by Fiona, 8th Countess of Carnarvon) tells the story of Carter and Carnarvon and their dream of discovering more about the civilisation of Ancient Egypt.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. P. Frost on 19 April 2008
I had originally noticed this book at the Tutankhamun exhibition in the O2. It looked very interesting and it was refreshing that some new material (Documents, plans and Carter's watercolours) had been used concerning this major historical event.
On the whole the book is well produced and is pleasant on the eye. However, accuracy is essential in a publication of this kind and unfortunately there are glaring errors in the text and research. Some of the text is mildly contradictory and two of the pictures showing Arthur Callender are incorrectly captioned as Pierre Lacau.
Carter died in 1939, Arthur Mace who co-wrote "The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun" with Carter died in 1928. On page 88 it states that Arthur Mace, Carter's good friend, was present at the funeral - maybe in spirit, but not in the flesh! A great pity it was not proof-read more thoroughly before going to print.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Front to Back on 25 April 2009
I like many, share the fascination of how the tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered and as such I have read most of the works written by latter day authors, such as Hoving, and recently, the excellent books on Carter by T. G. H. James,and another by H. V. F. Winstone. The former can be said to be a very scholarly approach to the record, with the latter providing an easier narrative, with a deeper insight into the relationship between Carter and Carnarvon. It was this relationship that I hoped Fiona Carnarvon's book might extend, especially given that the family must have access to many archives not readily available to others. Even a further history of the Carnarvon's would have been very interesting as well - as most of the players fade from view after the death of Lord Carnarvon.

I have to say that, I think Fiona could have done better - there is not much in this book, that I did not already know, and in that sense it is disappointing however I think we need to appreciate that it has been pitched an audience passing through Highclere on their way to the next monument. I do wish some of the photographs were enlarged, even at the expense of the number of pages.

But all is not bad - there are places where the book does well, and its saving grace is in capturing the unique history of Highclere and with some excellent Egyptian water-colours by Howard Carter - so these by themselves make it a worthwhile purchase - but make sure, that you also buy the other books, by Hoving,T. G. H. James,and H. V. F. Winstone if you want to get a better insight into journey that Carter and Carnarvon took together, and how it ended - so poignantly portrayed by T.G.H Jame's in the opening paragraph of his book.

In summary, a nice book, but could have been a little more thorough, indeed the glaring mistake concerning Mace attending poor Carter's funeral reflects poorly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robin Young on 13 Aug. 2012
For people who already know the story, this will not add much that is new about Carter. But for most of the population, who do not, it's not a bad read. There are some interesting details about the Countess, like chartering an aeroplane to rush to her dying husband in Cairo. It is well written, though as other reviewers have noted, there are a few factual errors on the non Carnarvon side of things. I found the photos of the artifacts at Highclere to be useful as they do not appear anywhere else that I know of. For a short read, I'd recommend it. Not everyone is up to a super detailed biography of Carter. Nice graphics and illustrations, not personally crazy about the font but I get that it's artsy.
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