Recollections of an Egyptian Princess

Recollections of an Egyptian Princess

by Ellen Chennells, Brian Hunt

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Immerse yourself in the Victorian world of an Egyptian harem as Ellen Chennells reveals the true story of the inner life of the royal house as no one had before and no one has since.

Engaged as governess to Egyptian Princess Zeyneb in 1872, Chennells' vibrant curiosity and keen powers of observation made her the perfect correspondent. With wit and eloquence she tells the fascinating story of her five years working for the ruler of Egypt as his daughter's governess during one of Egypt's most interesting modern periods.

Chennells spares no details in relating the opulence of the royal palaces, fantastic festivals and weddings, trips to the pyramids, up the Nile, and summers in Constantinople. Her great sympathy and affection for her young charge and her interest in everything around her will captivate you.

This first-of-a-kind ebook has over 70 new footnotes and ten additional photos, not in the original, to help put the story in historical and visual context. The introduction and footnotes are written by Brian V. Hunt, writer, frequent visitor to Egypt, and a longtime student of that country's ancient and modern history.

Ellen Chennells will make you laugh, keep your interest throughout, and leave you with a lump in your throat.

For less than you'd spend on gas going to the library, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940016099569
Publisher: Ancient Egypt eBooks
Publication date: 01/07/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Ellen Chennells spent much of her life abroad from England. Both she and her sister worked as governesses. Chennells lived on Malta and elsewhere but her journals from those periods do not survive. She began her sojourn in Egypt in her mid fifties and remained for five years.

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