Hippopotamus Pool (Amelia Peabody Mysteries) Mass Market Paperback – 1 Jun 1997
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I can't wait for the next Peabody story... I really do think [Elizabeth Peters'] books are great entertainment. (Angela Ripon)
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 out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A masked stranger offers to reveal an Egyptian queens' lost tomb - and Amelia Peabody and her irascible archaeologist husband Emerson are intrigued, to say the least. When the guide mysteriously disappears before he can tell them his secret, the Peabody-Emersons sail to Thebes to follow his trail, helped - and hampered - by their son Rameses. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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However, I enjoyed the familiar characters and Amelia Peabody's constant wit. I am looking forward to reading the next book.
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.
When a masked stranger offers to reveal the whereabouts of an ancient lost tomb, the tomb of an Egyptian queen, Amelia Peabody and her husband are intrigued. Emerson is one of the foremost archaeologists of his time and his professional curiosity is aroused, although he doubts the authenticity of the stranger. The mysterious disappearance of the guide leads the pair to Thebes and there they become entangled in murder, tomb robbing, kidnap and ancient curses. Everything we would expect from an Amelia Peabody novel.
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Elizabeth Peters can do no wrong all Amelia Peabody story's are great.Published 10 months ago by clifford moore
Brilliant read couldnt put it down until my eyes where hanging out of my head and book was finishedPublished 22 months ago by M. Greenaway
Oh I just love escaping into the old days with Amelia and Emerson and Ramses of course. As soon as I finish one book I have to start the next one.Published on 14 Feb. 2014 by lynne wilson