Elizabeth Peters is the pen name of Barbara Mertz and is the writer of the successful Amelia Peabody series of novels. Born and brought up in Illinois, she earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago. She lived in a historic farmhouse in Frederick, western Maryland until her death.
And this morning, I woke up to a cake disaster, namely that we had none. I quickly whistled up some chocolate fairy cakes, including the obligatory one bun to rule them all
Back in my bookselling days, if we received a damaged book from the Publishers, rather than returning the whole book, we would have to send back the title page of the book.