Saturday, 6 October 2012

Wigtown Book Festival

A kind review of my appearance at the Wigtown Book Festival has just appeared in The Galloway Gazette. I hope they don't mind if I reproduce the relevant section here....

Garry Shaw
Pharaoh: Life at Court and on Campaign
You would be forgiven in thinking Garry Shaw had spent years touring the literary festival circuit. But this is his first book and his first appearance at a festival. His work as a lecturer gave him a solid base in how to impress. His illustrated talk took the audience through a day in the life of a pharaoh from waking up, through consultations, sport, conflict and the odd visit to his wives. With an eye for humour and detail, Garry blew the dust away from the subject of Egyptology and revealed the human being beneath the mythology.