Egyptology by Dugald Steer
  

Egyptology

Written by Dugald Steer
Part of the Ology Series

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Egyptology is a fascinating guide to Ancient Egypt providing an exciting, narrative exploration of real – and not so real - subjects. Every page is crammed full of fascinating facts told in interesting and different ways. Open flaps, lift out facsimile documents, play a senet game, feel a swatch of mummy cloth, read stories, learn new alphabets – all of this is possible in this remarkable book, which will provide hours of endless fun for readers – adults and children alike - as well as providing a genuine source of information about an important part of history. Why not take a look at other Egyptology titles such as Wonders of Egypt: A course in Egyptology. Also available in the 'Ology' series are Dragonology, Pirateology, Monsterology, Wizardology, and Mythology.

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Egyptology by Dugald Steer

A facinating guide to Ancient Egypt, told through the (fictional) journal of Emily Sands who, in 1926, led an expedition up the Nile to find the lost body of Osiris. On January 5th 1927, Emily Sands and her companions vanished without trace and were never seen again.

Reviews

"The most enchanting history book of all, however, is Egyptology. Purporting to be the diaries of Miss Emily Sands, an archaeologist in 1926 it contains a mysterious curse, a game of senet, many glorious foldout surprises and much information. The burnished gold cover with its jewelled Horus enthrals children even before they open it and bring the past to life – which is of course what all history books should do, and rarely manage." - The Times

"A jewel of a book, covering everything a child could want to know about Ancient Egypt. This substantial hardback book is a fictional journal of an old woman’s trip to Egypt in November 1926. There are replica photos, postcards, tickets, maps, weather charts and so much more. The attention to detail is amazing and well worth the higher price tag." - Angels & Urchin

About the Author

Dugald Steer

Dugald A. Steer was born in 1965 and lives in Surrey. His love of books and reading led him to study English Literature and Philosophy at Bristol University where he was an avid contributor to the Poetry Society Magazine. After stints working for Friends of the Earth and the Duchy of Lancaster Office, Dugald trained to teach English and spent the next five years in Spain, living in Galicia and Andalucia, writing in his spare time.

Dugald Steer now works as a freelance author for Templar Publishing, for whom he worked as an inhouse writer and editor for ten years. He has written a large number of books, including Mythical Mazes, Scary Fairies, An Accidental Christmas, Just One More Story and The Night Tiger among others. He has also made contributions to many of Templar’s best known series’, including Maurice Pledger’s Peek and Find series, and Derek Matthews’ highly successful Happy Snappy® series, for which he has written many books. He has edited many other books, has created Picture This... and Alphabet with Alison Jay and has also written The Toys’ Easter Surprise and the Little Mouse series. Dugald has wrote the handbook How to Be a Knight which he recently followed up with How to be an Explorer. Dugald Steer is the author of the hugely successful Ology™ series that includes Dragonology™ and Monsterology™ (writing as Dr. Ernest Drake), Egyptology (as Emily Sands), Wizardology™ (as the wizard Merlin!), Pirateology™ (as Capt. William Lubber) and Mythology (as Lady Hestia Evans), as well as the Ology™ handbooks, model packs, field guides and the Dragonology™ Pocket Adventures. After the success of The Dragon’s Eye, Dug is working on the forthcoming second novel in The Dragonology™ Chronicles – The Dragon Diary, as well as the top-secret seventh title in the Ology series!

‘In the library with Dugald Steer’ - quick fire questions and answers from the author of the Ology books

The Hobbit, by JRR Tollkien

The [insert the name of your diet plan here] plan diet

An Instance of the Fingerpost, by Iain Pears

Far too long a list. For modern children’s writers, try Jaqueline Wilson, Philip Pullman, Daniel Handler, Jonathan Storud, Michael Morpurgo, Anthony Horowitz, Karl Hiaasen, Marcus Sedgwick and that nice Potter lady

Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray

The Thousand Nights and a Night, by Unknown

Three authors: Michael Moorcock, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis

In the morning

Merlin, from Thomas Mallory’s Le Morte d’Arthur

Sir Francis Bacon aka William Shakespeare

Honorificabilitudinitatibus

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
30 pages

Author

Dugald Steer
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Author's Website

www.ologyworld.com

Publisher

Templar Publishing

Publication date

1st October 2004

ISBN

9781840118520

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