There is a new book out that is calling out to be bought as a Christmas present for a certain blog author!
The Mummy's Curse: The True History of a Dark Fantasy by Roger Kuckhurst (Oxford University Press) discusses the development of the idea of the Egyptian mummy curse.
"Stories about Egyptian mummies and their curses have been scorned as pyramidiocy, but they reveal a lot about late Victorian and Edwardian culture" - says the reviewer of the book, Christopher Frayling.
See his full review in The Irish Times:
"The Mummy’s Curse is a thoughtful and thorough exegesis of an enduring popular myth, and a welcome corrective to those commentators, such as Frances Yates, who in the past have dismissed it as “a bottomless bag . . . that deservedly sinks below the notice of the serious historian”