Susan Kirbach

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Egyptian Book of The Dead.

Wall decoration from the tomb of Rameses I in Thebes. Image from The Book of the Dead and Elysian Fields.

“You are become a legend in your own time, Peabody,” Emerson said solemnly. “The talks are told and retold around the village fires, gaining in impressiveness with each repetition. Tales of the great and terrible Sitt Hakim, whose potent parasol can bring strong men to their knees, begging for mercy. You have our loyal men to thank for it,” he added with a laugh. “Especially Daoud; he is the best raconteur of the family.” “How ridiculous,” I exclaimed -The Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth…

This is where I rave over the brilliant work of Barbara Mertz aka Elizabeth Peters aka Barbara Michaels (MPM) and her indomitable heroine Amelia Peabody.

There is no creature better at delicate rudeness than a cat... -Amelia Peabody, The Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters

There is no creature better at delicate rudeness than a cat, and Bastet especially had gone out of her way." -Amelia Peabody, The Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters

Ramses Emerson by ~sumimasen on deviantART |   Shocked that Ramses hasn't misplaced his hat!

Book character Ramses Emerson from the Amelia Peabody Series by Elizabeth Peters. Tablet and OC Ramses Emerson

Shepherds Hotel - where Emerson and Amelia stay when arriving from Kent to Egypt.  Ramses saw his first sights of Old Cairo there and for many years of their lives. Dahabejahs on the Nile 1880 - Google Search

"One day I'll walk into Shepheard's in Cairo, sit at a table for two and order tea for one.

"Though I have encountered mad dogs, Master Criminals, and murderers of both sexes, I considered the raising of Ramses my most remarkable achievement." - Amelia Peabody, The Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters

"Though I have encountered mad dogs, Master Criminals, and murderers of both sexes, I considered the raising of Ramses my most remarkable achievement." - Amelia Peabody, The Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters

"It was necessary to invent a convincing lie, and when forced to depart from my usual standards of candor, I can invent as good a lie as any...

"It was necessary to invent a convincing lie, and when forced to depart from my usual standards of candor, I can invent as good a lie as any.

Luxor and Valley of the Kings in Egypt via the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters

Luxor - Luxor was the ancient city of Thebes, the great capital of Egypt during the New Kingdom, and the glorious city of the god Amon-Ra.

Gargery is, I am sorry to say, a romantic person. (Romanticism is not a quality I despise, but it is inconvenient in a butler.) - Amelia Pea...

Gargery is, I am sorry to say, a romantic person. (Romanticism is not a quality I despise, but it is inconvenient in a butler.

"Emerson enjoys making dramatic announcements." - Amelia Peabody, The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog by Elizabeth Peters

" - Amelia Peabody, The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog by Elizabeth Peters

"Emerson calls me Amelia only when he is annoyed with me." - Amelia Peabody, The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters

This is where I rave over the brilliant work of Barbara Mertz aka Elizabeth Peters aka Barbara.

"I have a methodical mind. Emerson does not."  Amelia Peabody, The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog by Elizabeth Peters

"I have a methodical mind. Emerson does not." Amelia Peabody, The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog by Elizabeth Peters

Dahabiya also spelled (dahabeah, dahabeeyah, dahabiah, dahabiyah and Dahabia) .These river-going sailboats were common in Egypt in the days of the monarchy (1920s-40s) when travelers loved to cruise the Nile in style. We've revived those elegant days, but with modern comforts. The Dahabiya cruise is an original and peaceful option to navigate on the river Nile and discover the most singular places of the landscape.

When it comes to River Nile cruises, most people know about the large cruise boats and feluccas, some people know about yachts but do anyone know about Dahabiya?

"Could a person be abducted out of Shepheard’s Hotel, under the very noses of hundreds of watchers?”   Amelia Peabody, The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog by Elizabeth Peters

teamramses: "Could a person be abducted out of Shepheard’s Hotel, under the very noses of hundreds of watchers?” Amelia Peabody, The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog by Elizabeth Peters