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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Robinson; New edition edition (29 April 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841198277
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841198279
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.1 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,357,615 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I can't wait for the next Peabody story... I really do think [Elizabeth Peters'] books are great entertainment. (Angela Rippon)

A writer so popular that the public library has to keep her books under lock and key. (Washington Post Book World)

Think Miss Marple with early feminist gloss crossed with Indiana Jones... accomplished entertainment. (Guardian) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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At last, the Great War is over. Amelia, her distinguished Egyptologist husband Emerson and their extended family are preparing for another season of excavation in Egypt. To everyone's great joy their son Ramses and his wife Nefret have become parents. Amelia, enjoying her role of fond grandmother, hopes that for once, this will be a quiet year. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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58 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on 4 Jun 2003
Format: Hardcover
Children of the Storm brings a welcome return to form of Amelia, her husband, Emerson, their son, Ramses and his wife, Nefret along with all their ever expanding family in tow - and in this case, that is virtually every one - ligitimate, illigitimate and extended are involved in the storm that plagues another of their archeological expeditions. The Great War is over, but the effects of the conflict still linger as the Emerson family prepare for another season in Luxor. Before long, some valuable artifacts are stolen form the home of one of the Emersons' closest friends which causes concern and suspicion. Then Ramses has a strange encounter with a lady disguised as the goddess, Hathor. Other members of the family are threatened and suffer misfortune. Before long, a not so fresh corpse is found and is somehow linked to the attacks on the family and Amelia must use all her skills to get to the bottom of the mystery before another little incident finishes off one of them.
For those not in the know, this is the 15th book in the series that was first set in the late Victorian era about the adventures of a lady Eygptologist, Amelia Peabody and her family and over the subsequent books progressed to the beginning of the 20th Century. It was originally written from the acerbic point of view of Amelia, but later books introduced another narrator which gives another perspective to the proceedings of the adventure. This is not a book for new readers to the series as much of the it follows on from the previous book, The Golden One. It would be advisable to read Crocodile on the Sandbank first, and work your way through the series, or failing that, read from Seeing A Large Cat onwards.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Nov 2003
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Amelia Peabody's family has grown up and grown in number and all of them seem to be in this novel !! Perhaps there are a few too many chacters but for those of us who know and love Elizabeth Peters' creations this is a very satisfying novel. It contains possible hallucinations, young love, precocious children, a last minute dash down the Nile to save someone in distress, criminals who are masters of disguise and Amelia's meddling and organising spirit to the full. Immensely satisfying, a good read, a plot which is not that obvious and potential for sequels which may tie up some of the loose ends. For once this is a series of novels which has not degenerated with each new title but where the writing becomes stonger.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Chippindale TOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 July 2007
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Elizabeth Peters was born and brought up in Illinois and earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. Peters was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America at the Edgar Awards in 1998. She lives in a historic farmhouse in western Maryland.

The Amelia Peabody books may or may not be an acquired taste, personally I love them. They are set in Victorian times when there were still very strict rules of etiquette and polite behaviour was the norm. Although most of the books are set in Egypt, in the desert under very trying conditions and extremely hot weather the `English' way of life was still expected to be adhered to, sometimes with quite hilarious consequences.

Amelia Peabody is Elizabeth Peters' best loved and brilliant creation, a thoroughly Victorian feminist who takes the stuffy world of archaeology by storm with her no nonsense dress sense and forthright opinions.

Amelia Peabody and her husband Emerson, an Egyptologist of some renown are planning for another season excavating in Egypt. The Great War is over and travel and transport are slowly getting back to normal after the chaos of the war years, although even that had not stopped them from going to their beloved Egypt.
The whole family are delighted that Ramses and Nefret have become parents and Amelia hopes that this year of all years is a little quieter, particular for Ramses who had as they say a busy war.

But Amelia is sadly mistaken, instead of being able to take on her role of the doting (but firm) grandmother, a new adversary, unlike any Amelia has encountered before forces their way into the group and plots a course that will put Amelia's beloved family in imminent danger . . .
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Elizabeth Peters was born and brought up in Illinois and earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. Peters was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America at the Edgar Awards in 1998. She lives in a historic farmhouse in western Maryland.

The Amelia Peabody books may or may not be an acquired taste, personally I love them. They are set in Victorian times when there were still very strict rules of etiquette and polite behaviour was the norm. Although most of the books are set in Egypt, in the desert under very trying conditions and extremely hot weather the `English' way of life was still expected to be adhered to, sometimes with quite hilarious consequences.

Amelia Peabody is Elizabeth Peters' best loved and brilliant creation, a thoroughly Victorian feminist who takes the stuffy world of archaeology by storm with her no nonsense dress sense and forthright opinions.

Amelia Peabody and her husband Emerson, an Egyptologist of some renown are planning for another season excavating in Egypt. The Great War is over and travel and transport are slowly getting back to normal after the chaos of the war years, although even that had not stopped them from going to their beloved Egypt.
The whole family are delighted that Ramses and Nefret have become parents and Amelia hopes that this year of all years is a little quieter, particular for Ramses who had as they say a busy war.

But Amelia is sadly mistaken, instead of being able to take on her role of the doting (but firm) grandmother, a new adversary, unlike any Amelia has encountered before forces their way into the group and plots a course that will put Amelia's beloved family in imminent danger . . .
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