"[An] admirable and immensely readable biography, Margaret Drower's account of [Petrie] does full justice to a complex and multi-faceted life that brimmed over with energy and event. You don't have to be an archaeologist to enjoy this book, although I imagine that all archaeologists will welcome it without reserve."--"The Guardian"
About the Author
Margaret S. Drower (Mrs. C. Hackforth-Jones) has retired as a lecturer in ancient history at University College, London, where she was a reader in ancient history; she is now an honorary research fellow in the Departments of History and Egyptology. A Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, she has contributed to many books and BBC programs on the ancient Middle East.