Books: Princess Among Pyramids

EGYPTIAN DAY—Princess Marthe Bibesco—Harcourt, Brace ($2.50).

Princess Marthe Bibesco is a civilized European. But Princess Bibesco thinks Egypt mysterious. That land of monuments and tombs makes her feel a little uncomfortable. Says she: "We are not very civilized, people of little value, of few possibilities, content to put handles of silver on the coffins of our great men and then believe we have made fools of ourselves over them." Egyptian Day is a notebook: that is to say, there is little padding in it.

A sense of Egypt's mystery pervades the book....

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