Narrative of a Journey in Egypt and the Country Beyond The Cataracts, 1816
Nabu Press, 2011
This is an original work of the traveller Thomas Legh. It takes you across the seas to Egypt. Be prepared for adventures involving crocodiles, excavations, the plague, near-asphyxiation in a cave and accusation of murder and black magic.
The book was one of the sources for my Writer’s Travel Guide post about Lyme Park.
Dr Patricia Usick
Adventures in Egypt and Nubia, the Travels of William John Bankes (1786-1855)
David Brown Book Co; 2002
Dr Usick describes the extraordinary travels of Egyptologist William Bankes, and it is invaluable that she often quotes humorous parts from his correspondence. An incredible good read that provides an insight view into travelling and exploration in the early 19th century.
The book was one of the sources for my posts about William Bankes and about Thomas Legh .
The Exiled Collector: William Bankes and the Making of an English Country House
John Murray; 2005
A gripping book about William John Bankes, pioneer Egyptologist and renowned traveller. I loved reading about William’s adventures abroad and at home in England. Anne Sebba knows how to tell a good story. Her book is one of the sources of “Writer’s Travel Guide: Kingston Lacy”.