Join our plucky Victorian Egyptologist, together with her devastatingly handsome and brilliant husband Radcliffe, in another exciting escapade. This ...Show synopsisJoin our plucky Victorian Egyptologist, together with her devastatingly handsome and brilliant husband Radcliffe, in another exciting escapade. This time, Amelia and her dashing husband Emerson set off for a promising archaeological site in the Sudan, only to be unwillingly drawn into the search for an African explorer and his young bride who went missing twelve years back. They survive the rigours of the desert, the death of their camels, and the perfidy of their guides, only to find themselves taken prisoner in a lost city and civilisation. Amelia and Emerson must bravely continue making archaeological finds while doing their best to rescue the innocent...and themselves.Hide synopsis
Description:Fair. Book is well read but remains a good reading copy with...Fair. Book is well read but remains a good reading copy with all of the pages and binding intact. The spine has bends and the cover has wear from reading including rubbing and bends. May have writing or highlighting. Quick response.
Description:Fine. No dust jacket as issued. Advance Reading Copy of the...Fine. No dust jacket as issued. Advance Reading Copy of the sixth novel in the Amelia Peabody series. In fine unread condition. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 352 p. Audience: General/trade.
Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. UK hardback first...Very good in very good dust jacket. UK hardback first impression. The book appears near fine with just a slight knock to one corner. The top of the rear pastedown is stamped with a damage stamp, though I can't spot any. The jacket is near fine with some light creasing to spine ends. Piatkus 1991. 0.0 0.0" 0.0 0.0.
Description:LikeNew. Paperback. Softcover. 8vo. Blue pictorial wraps....LikeNew. Paperback. Softcover. 8vo. Blue pictorial wraps. Advanced reviewers, signed and inscribed by the author on title page. Overall, clean and sound. Near Fine.
Description:Very good. F/F+. 1st edition, 1st printing Finalist for the...Very good. F/F+. 1st edition, 1st printing Finalist for the 1991 Agatha Award for Best Novel. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. Contact us for details.
Description:Fine in fine dust jacket. 352 pages. First Edition. Sixth entry...Fine in fine dust jacket. 352 pages. First Edition. Sixth entry in Victorian-era mystery series featuring Egyptologist Amelia Peabody. Fine in fine dustjacket.
Description:Almost Like New in Like New jacket. Book. Inscribed by Author(s)...Almost Like New in Like New jacket. Book. Inscribed by Author(s) The only thing that precludes this book from "as new" status is the inscription on the title page. Title page illustration is a detail from "Queen of the NIle", by Leo McRee. Four other illustrations which appear in the text are reprinted from "The Egyptian Sudan: Its History and Monuments", vol. I by Ernest Wallace Budge. copyright 1907. Dust jacket is not price-clipped.
Description:Very Good in Very Good jacket. Book Page edges a little marked,...Very Good in Very Good jacket. Book Page edges a little marked, bottom edge of covers rubbed and a little worn. Jacket has a little scatching. 352 pages. Signed by author on her Egyptian decorated bookplate, on free endpaper.
Description:Fine in Fine jacket. 0446514837 SIGNED American first edition,...Fine in Fine jacket. 0446514837 SIGNED American first edition, first printing. Signed on the inside title page by author. Published by Warner Books in 1991. Contains numberline 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. Virtually no wear to jacket. Jacket is NOT price clipped. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The book itself is in Fine condition with no bumps or marks. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark.; Signed by Author.
I am a total fan of the Amelia Peabody Emerson series of novels. I discovered them about a year ago and having a daughter that is an Archaeologist, married to an Egyptologist, who lives in Egypt I have especially enjoyed the books. Now after having visited Egypt for the first time in December I can visualize the places described in the books. Elizabeth Peters can transport the reader to the turn of the century when many of the Archaelogical discoveries were initially made. i.e. the period of Harold Carter and others. This particular novel has the Emersons transported to the age of the Ancient religious practices through a lost civilization that has continued by staying hidden to the rest of civilization. The result is an exciting adventure filled with intrigue and danger as they land in the middle of a power struggle between two brothers for the kingship. We get a view into how the people lived and died in the times.
This was my first experience with an Elizabeth Peters novel. I enjoyed the story. Peters" sense of humor blended in well. The Egyptian background for the book was intriguing. Although I found the book entertaining, there were times that I found myself losing focus due to some of the seemingly endless "babbling" by various characters. While this added to some of the humor, it also created periods of boredom, for lack of a better word. Overall, however, it was still a good read.
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