New Book Illustrated by Laura Winstone Published This Month
10th May 2022
The Unofficial Guide to the Ancient Egyptian Afterlife, illustrated by QEST Sandringham Association of Royal Warrant Holders Scholar Laura Winstone out this month. Published by Cicada Books, it is a light-hearted yet informative insight into the beliefs and traditions of Ancient Egypt. Laura’s striking collage illustrations bring a freshness of tone to the subject matter that might be ancient, but never grows old.
“Hello my newly dead friends. Gather round. My name is Bastet and I’m going to be your tour guide to the afterlife. Please make sure your bandages don’t trail as we walk along.“
Bastet is a mummified cat who is here to take you on a journey through the mystical death rituals of Ancient Egypt. Starting with some routine disembowelment and mummification, she explains about the role of the coffins, the separation of your soul, the importance of amulets and the various types of Egyptian tombs. Together, you will cross the river Styx and face the gods in one final judgement – the weighing of the heart. Bastet will make sure you have everything you need in the afterlife, because, it turns out, you can take it with you after all!
Available to buy here. Congratulations Laura! 🎉