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Subject: HF set in Egypt
Date Posted: 11/4/2007 9:38 AM ET
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I'm still reading Nefertiti (haven't had a whole lot of free time this month) and I love it.  Can anyone recommend other hf books set in Egypt?

Date Posted: 11/4/2007 11:48 AM ET
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Pauline Gedge, without a doubt! I have read 4 of her books and am working on number 5 and she is incredible!!! I would recommend starting with either Child of the Morning or House of Dreams (AKA Lady of the Reeds in America).

 

Another author of Egyptian HF is Christian Jacq, although I have never read any of his stuff.

 

Also, an author I just discovered, Joan Grant. I have two of her books on the way right now.

 

There is also a book by Mika Waltari called The Egyptian. I read it this summer and thought it was just okay, but it has great reviews, so maybe it was just me.... This book is available on BookMooch right now.

 

Good Luck!!

Date Posted: 11/4/2007 2:13 PM ET
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Margaret George's The Memoirs of Cleopatra is a big doorstop of a book, but a wonderful read. It really brings Cleopatra and her times to life.

Date Posted: 11/4/2007 2:29 PM ET
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How could I have forgotten that one?? The Memoirs of Cleopatra is one of my all time favorites!

Date Posted: 11/4/2007 4:26 PM ET
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Do you like mysteries?  Murder in the Place of Anubis was very good.

Date Posted: 11/4/2007 7:35 PM ET
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When We Were Gods - Colin Falconer

Kleopatra - Karen Essex and Pharaoh - Karen Essex

Nefertiti: The Book of the Dead - Nick Drake

The Oasis and The Hippotamus March - Pauline Gedge - I think this is actually a trilogy, but I haven't read the third book yet. The third book is The Horus Road.



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Date Posted: 11/5/2007 12:04 PM ET
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Speaking of all things Egyptian ...

Tourists can now look into the face of King Tut! http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/world/article/0,1299,DRMN_32_5739572,00.html

At the top right of this article page, you can click a link to go to a slideshow and see photographs of the mummy from inside the tomb.