This latest addition to the Everyday Life Series is an excellent book which shares the satisfying qualities of the previous titles. The author, who is an authority on Egyptian culture, presents in absorbing detail the way life was lived at all levels of ancient Egyptian society from pharaoh to peasant. Housing, dress, furnishings, education, family life, funerary practices, customs, arts, pastimes and religious beliefs are all included. The book reads smoothly and the text is supported at every point by large photographs and many detailed line drawings. There is a chronological summary of ancient Egyptian history, a specialized bibliography and an index that can be made to work as a glossary. The book is well worth duplication at every level in libraries serving junior and senior high school students.