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ABC Brisbane reports that missing fragments of the Egyptian Book of the Dead have been discovered stored in a Queensland museum:

World-renowned Egyptologist Dr John Taylor was viewing the museum’s Egyptian collection when a name on a papyrus fragment caught his eye.
Dr Taylor is the curator of the British Museum’s mummy collection. [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Apr 25th 2012

Synopsis (from book cover):
A breathtaking, intimate view of the heavenly bodies in our solar system.
In a unique grand tour, Dava Sobel tells the story of each member of our planetary family – touching on myth, history, astrology, science fiction and the very latest scientific data. Whether revealing what hisdes behind Venus’s cocoon of acid [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Feb 5th 2011

Synopsis (from the book cover):
Set against the tumultuous backdrop of southern France, Sepulchre is the stunning new novel of obsession and revenge from the number one bestselling author of Labyrinth.
OCTOBER 1891:  Seventeen-year-old Leonie Vernier and her brother Anatole abandon the gas-lit streets of Paris for the sanctuary of the Domaine de la Cade, some miles [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Jan 29th 2011

Synopsis (from the book cover):
What happens when a dark secret comes to light?
In America a young man inherits a million dollars – from a grandfather he thought was poor. Across Europe men and women are being killed, in the most barbaric and elaborate of ways.  And a brilliant scientist has disappeared from his laboratory in [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Oct 2nd 2010

Synopsis from book cover:
Bess of Hardwick, born into the most brutal and turbulent period of England’s history, did not have an auspicious start in life.  Widowed for the first time at sixteen, she nonetheless outlived four monarchs, married three more times, and died one of the wealthiest and most powerful women the country has ever [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Sep 21st 2010

Today saw the  launch of Christopher Lloyd’s latest book in the What on Earth series, it is called What on Earth? Wallbook. You might recall my recent Blog post on one of his previous books.
The new book is an interesting concept because you can read it like a book or display it on a wall.  [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Sep 4th 2010

…100 species that changed the world…
Synopsis (from book cover):
Why have creatures evolved as they are? which species have had the biggest impact on the world we live in? Where does humanity fit in?
Christopher Lloyd leads us on an exhilarating journey, from the birth of life on the early Earth to the present day, as [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Aug 18th 2010

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