... why is this paperback so expensive?!?
This book deserves to be a big seller because it an absolutely excellent and fascinating collection of texts about the community at Deir el-Medina. The translated texts are sensibly grouped together and have both commentary and further reading.
Because of the content, for which the author should be heartily congratulated, I am giving this 5 stars, but the publishers deserve no stars for pricing it so ridiculously.