Red Land, Black Land: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt

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Peter Bedrick Books, 1990 - History - 385 pages
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User Review  - devafagan - LibraryThing

I loved this in large part because I was already a fan of Barbara Mertz's Egyptian mystery series, written under her pen name as Elizabeth Peters. Listening to this audiobook, it was very much as if ... Read full review

RED LAND, BLACK LAND: Daily Life In Ancient Egypt

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Another oddball and delightful excursion into life in Ancient Egypt by the author of Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs (1964), who attacks her subject with a personal enthusiasm that is amusing (in her ... Read full review


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Barbara Mertz graduated from the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute with a Ph.D. in Egyptology. Her first three works were non-fiction titles dealing with topics in her field of study. These titles, "Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs," "Red Land, Black Land" and "Two Thousand Years in Rome" were written using her true name. She also writes romantic suspense novels under the pseudonymns Barbara Michaels and Elizabeth Peters. Peters created a strong female character for each of her three series of books. Victorian Egyptologist Amelia Peabody is the main character in the Barbara Michaels series and the Elizabeth Peters' series feature art historian Vicky Bliss and librarian Jacqueline Kirby. Each pseudonym has produced about a book a year for a decade and a half.

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