What would happen if the famous people of ancient Egypt were given the opportunity to tell their version of historical events—in their own words? It would be incredible! In this highly entertaining and comically illustrated book, Cleopatra is brought back to life to tell her own version of history.
The politically savvy, multilingual, cosmopolitan ruler of Alexandria, Cleopatra reveals herself to be the world’s first influencer. Finally able to tell her own version of events, readers will reel at her amazing story, including how she created an army of mercenaries to counter her bullying brother and how she secured the support of two of the world’s most powerful men—Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. Witty, contemporary, and full of sass, this is Cleopatra #nofilter.
Dr Chris Naunton is an Egyptologist, writer and broadcaster. An expert on Egypt in the first millennium BC and the history of Egyptology, he has published extensively on both subjects, and has presented numerous related television documentaries, including Tutankhamun: The Mystery of the Burnt Mummy (2013) and King Tut’s Tomb: The Hidden Chamber (2016). He worked for many years at the Egypt Exploration Society, London, acting as its Director between 2012 and 2016. In 2015 he was elected President of the International Association of Egyptologists and in 2016 he became Director of the Robert Anderson Trust, a charity that provides support for young scholars visiting London to further their studies and research.
Guilherme Karsten is an award- winning Brazilian illustrator who has illustrated over ten books for children. He is the author and illustrator of Aaahhh! He won the Golden Pinwheel Grand Award and a Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava Plaque in 2019.