Each title in this series focuses on a past civilisation or a period of British History. The history, geography and way of life are described in lively detail and explained clearly with the aid of colourful maps, archive photographs and accurate artworks. Many pages of activities encourage the reader to enter the world described in the book, and easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams enable him or her to create an artefact from these historic times. Egyptians explains the life and times of the pharaohs and their people, their great buildings and religious and social customs.
Rachel Wright is a popular writer of children's non-fiction, and has written many titles in this series. Nicola Baxter is a former editor and has also written many books for children.