Amarna Publishing publishes the books on Ancient Egypt by Kay Bellinger and John Bellinger.
MUSE OF FIRE
by Kay Bellinger
"All the world's a stage
And all the men and women merely players" (As You Like It, Act 2 Scene 7)
This seems particularly true of the mythological and historical folk who have inspired The Bard. William Shakespeare used his knowledge of the classics, history and the Elizabethan men and women who were in the public eye, to bring to life his characters and give them depth and differing character traits.
This book takes a look at the stories, whether fact or fable, that gave Shakespeare his ideas and gives indications of what may have motivated the characters in the plays to act as they did.
Available now (ISBN 978-0-9549653-2-7, Price £14.99, 412 pages)
by John Bellinger
“In Ancient Egyptian Gardens, John Bellinger takes a look at the gardens of the ancient civilisations of Egypt, Rome, Assyria, and others. He explains how they were landscaped, the plants that were used, and the relevance of the designs to ancient culture and belief. You will discover what plants were grown, how they were cultivated, and the purposes, other than aesthetics, to which they were put.
Finally, the author explains how to create your own Ancient Egyptian Garden, complete with a garden plan and suggested substitute plants for the British climate.
This book is extensively illustrated, and a fascinating read for anyone interested in horticulture and ancient history and religion.
Available now (ISBN 978-0-9549653-1-0, Price £14.99, 200 pages)
NOTHING NEW UNDER
by Kay Bellinger
“This book explores a variety of topics, using ancient Egyptian literature, the Bible, the writings of Shakespeare, and other historical texts as source material ... For the general reader who has an interest in religion, literature and historical traditions this book provides an original viewpoint, by suggesting links between cultures that are widely separated by time and place. To demonstrate these links, it includes information from a wide variety of sources, and because the facts are brought together in this way, the reader has an opportunity to consider a range of materials of which he might otherwise be unaware.” From the Foreword by Professor Rosalie David
Available now (ISBN 0-9549653-0-2, Price £11.99, 300 pages)