Day 30. Favorite coffee table book
Right now it’s Amelia Emerson’s Egypt, the companion book for the Elizabeth Peters Amelia Peabody mysteries. This book provides background on Egypt in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the time period of the mystery stories. For example, it explains the concept of upstair and downstairs servants and Victorian attitudes towards children, as well as containing much information onEgypt during that time period, including information about Islam and the political situation there.