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What journey would you make to encounter the meaning of a dream?

Makty-Rasut is a scribe in New Kingdom Egypt, fashioning tombs for the elite. He lives a comfortable but restless life, moving every few years further upstream along the river Nile. He is content to exercise his talent without examining his origins.

Then a series of vivid dreams, interpreted with the help of
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Kindle Edition, 313 pages
Published December 21st 2013 by Matteh Publications (first published December 1st 2013)
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Anastasia Abboud
Jan 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Richard Abbott's latest book "Scenes from a Life" nearly floored me! It's a revelation about this journey we call life, the connectedness of people, choices, events. We are not always in control of what happens to us -- sometimes we are, sometimes we aren't. Our choices (this is not news), how we handle ourselves and deal with others, reveal who we really are. Discovering and facing the truth about ourselves can be a struggle on many levels; that challenge is wonderfully addressed in this book.< ...more
Paul Bennett
May 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
delightful story telling...full review soon

Scenes From A Life is a most apt title for this multi-layered tale of ancient Egypt and Canaan. Makty-Rasut is a scribe who fashions scenes from the lives of his clients on the walls of their tombs. The narrative is also setup to give the readers glimpses into the scenes from his life as he attempts to understand the vivid dreams he has. His journey up and down the Nile and finally to
Canaan leads him to find what he lost in the past(won't s
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Billy Buttons
Aug 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book was recently entered in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought:

Title: Scenes From A Life
Author: Richard Abbott
Star Rating: 4 stars
Number of Readers: 15

Readers’ Comments
‘Wonderful setting, vividly described. A very enjoyable read.’ Female reader, aged 55

‘A fascinatng historical novel. I felt I enjoyed an interesting novel and learnt a great deal about a past Egyptian civilisation.’ Male reader, aged 44<
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Richard Abbott writes fiction written in several different genres. Originally writing historical fiction set in the Middle East at the end of the Bronze Age, around 1200BC, he branched out into speculative fiction, set either in a historical fantasy world, or else in a near-future solar system exploring issues of high-tech crime and human-machine relationships.

His first excursion into historical
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