Author: Agatha Christie
Page Count/Review Word Count: 157
I wasn’t too sure how to classify this one – it’s a play that’s based on a true story, the story of the renegade pharaoh Akhnaton, who tried to change the Ancient Egyptians’ belief system to focus on just one god, the god of the sun. Oh, and his son was a pretty famous pharaoh called Tutankhamun, who’s a character in the story.
It actually makes for a truly fascinating read, especially if you’re interested in Egyptology – I am, but only as a passing interest and not as a scholar, and I thought it was fantastic. It’s made particularly interesting when you consider that Christie befriended Howard Carter, the archaeologist who unearthed the boy prince Tutankhamun, and she also married an expert on Egypt and its history. It looks like the two of us have some shared interests – that’s fricken awesome!