Tyldesley, by painstakingly analysing the myths and therefore the beliefs, of the ancient population, endeavours to get under the skin of Egyptian life ... befuddling myth-stories are clarified (Bettany Hughes The Times
Required reading for Egypt's imaginative tour guides (The Sunday Times
her great strength is her story-telling (Sunday Telegraph
About the Author
Archaeologist and historian, Joyce Tyldesley has written many successful books about ancient Egypt, including acclaimed biographies of Rameses the Great
(a Radio 4 Book of the Week), and Egypt: How a Lost Civilization was Rediscovered
, which accompanied a major BBC television series. She teaches Egyptology at Manchester University and is an Honorary Fellow of Liverpool University. She lives in Bolton, Lancashire.