In Tutankhamen , acclaimed Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley unshrouds the enigmatic king. She explores his life and legacy as never before, and offers a compelling new window onto the world in which he lived. Tutankhamen ascended to the throne at approximately eight years of age and ruled for only ten years. Although his reign was brief and many of his accomplishments are now lost to us, it is clear that he was an important and influential king ruling in challenging times.
His greatest achievement was to reverse a slew of radical and unpopular theological reforms instituted by his father and return Egypt to the traditional pantheon of gods. A meticulous examination of the evidence preserved both within his tomb and outside it allows Tyldesley to investigate Tutankhamen's family history and to explore the origins of the pervasive legends surrounding Tutankhamen's tomb. She was a wealthy debutante groomed for a gilded life in moneyed Houston, but Molly Ivins reinvented herself as one of the most provocative, courageous, and influential journalists in American history.
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He is also the author of the memoir I'm the Man. Mar 06, Leila rated it liked it Shelves: I began this little book this morning and finished it now. It's a very easy read and would suit youngsters interested in animals. It is a true story and apparently you can visit this animal sanctuary in Devon. The title says it all. It would be suitable to read to young children also. View all 4 comments. We discovered Axe Valley just after the birth of our daughter. She is now 2, and in the last two years we have been members of the park and visited so many times 3 times in a week one summer!
This is the story of how our favourite place began, how dreams became reality and the story of two meerkats who survived and became part of the family. A lovely read and wonderful to find out how the park was set up! Well worth a read and certainly worth a visit if you are in the area!
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Mar 02, Louise Bartlett rated it really liked it. Feb 25, Sarah rated it it was amazing. Anyone who knows me, will know of my love of Meerkats and when I saw this I had to give it a chance. I have to say it was fantastic. It's only a small book of pages and it only took the evening.
I probably spent most of the time looking at the pictures in the centre of the book. The reader gets a feeling that they are getting a faithful narrative. I can only hope that the s Anyone who knows me, will know of my love of Meerkats and when I saw this I had to give it a chance. I can only hope that the sale of this book will increase their visitor numbers! Jan 06, Fiona rated it liked it.
Quirky little story of a couple whose dream was to set up a bird sanctury at their home, in the process of doing so they rescued Wren and Rascal two babies born to the Meerkats they already had but whose mother rejected them. They hand reared the babies and the tale covers their young lives and antics as well as the other animals they had at the sanctury. Not a taxing read, easy to pick up and put down and a bit of a feel good factor with it. Oct 12, da-wildchildz rated it liked it. Last line from The Meerkats of Summer Farm. Made me want to set up an animal park with monkeys, tigers, polar bears and maybe an owl twit-twoo!
This was a totally heart warming true story about a family who set up an animal park. I read this book in one day and found it absolutely delightful.
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I would love to visit the animal park if ever in the local area and meet Wren and Rascal for myself. I would definitely recommend this book. Jun 23, Evangeline rated it really liked it Shelves: A lovely account of how one family managed to fulfill their dream of expanding their own menagerie to share with others. They seemed like genuinely nice people and I'm glad pictures were included!
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