The Earl and the Pharaoh by The Countess of Carnarvon
This is a book about a man whose life and death became front-page news throughout the world between the autumn of 1922 and the spring of 1923 when, with his colleague Howard Carter, he discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun and then, shortly afterwards, died.
The media circus that accompanied the opening of the tomb latched onto the glint of gold, the extraordinary treasures and, of course, the superstitious world of ancient Egypt. The back story of hard work, the acquisition of experience and knowledge in an in-hospitable climate, has been overlooked in a welter of excited prose – it is a book of discovery.
Narrated by The Countess of Carnarvon