For the last three days I have been observing the “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” in the traditional manner, by going down with a cold, a runny nose, a sore throat and a temperature. Fortunately when I moved into my current abode I did the calculations of radiator size appropriate for each room and purchased with a lavish hand, and the temperature in here is therefore sub-tropical.
Lying around is all very well, but something to look at helps. Cartoon books such as Asterix help. But I have also been looking at the detective novels of Lauren Haney. Set in northern Nubia in the time of Hatshepsut, at the fortress of Buhen, her detective is a lieutenant in the Medjays police. Among those I have read is the Right hand of Amon. Unfortunately all these novels seem to be going out of print.