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By Joyce Tyldesley

Publish 12 months note: First released 1991
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In historical Egypt ladies loved a criminal, social and sexual independence unrivalled via their Greek or Roman sisters, or actually through most ladies till the overdue 19th century. they can personal and exchange in estate, paintings open air the house, marry foreigners and dwell by myself with no the security of a male father or mother.

Some of them even rose to rule Egypt as "female kings". Joyce Tyldesley's shiny background of ways girls lived in historic Egypt weaves a desirable photo of everyday life, marriage and the house, paintings and play, grooming and faith - considered from a feminine point of view,

in a piece that's attractive, unique and regularly surprising.

"This wonderfully transparent, complete and sometimes a laugh account of old Egypt might definitely have met with the approval of Herodotus himself."—Sunday Telegraph.

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