Totally Chaotic History: Ancient Egypt Gets Unruly!

Illustrator: Rikin Parekh

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Walker Books

Totally Chaotic History Series

Age 8+

History & The Past: General Interest

The first book in a fantastically funny new history series from best-selling author and chart-topping podcaster Greg Jenner!

Think history is just a boring list of facts and dates? Think again! History is hectic, exciting and unpredictable – in fact, it’s absolute CHAOS! Join bestselling author Greg Jenner on a riotously fun journey through ancient Egypt, from brilliant beginnings to epic ending. Accompanied by expert Egyptologist Dr Campbell Price and with side-splitting illustrations from Rikin Parekh, Greg’s whirlwind tour will cover everything you need to know about the Egyptians and show you what it would REALLY have been like to live through thousands of years of chaotic history. Hold on tight, because with history, you’ll never believe what happens next!


Greg Jenner is a historian, author and podcast host, specializing in communicating history through popular culture. He is best-known for his educational comedy podcast for the BBC, You're Dead to Me, which has had over 70 million downloads. His Homeschool History radio series won him an army of new fans when it launched on BBC Radio 4 during the Covid pandemic. As historical consultant to the BAFTA award-winning CBBC comedy series Horrible Histories, Greg ensured the factual accuracy of hundreds of side-splitting sketches. He's published several books for adults, and released his first children's book, You Are History, in 2022. You can find more about Greg at or on twitter @greg_jenner

Dr Campbell Price is Curator of Egypt and Sudan at Manchester Museum, one of the UK’s largest collections of Egyptian antiquities. He grew up in Glasgow and studied Egyptology at the University of Liverpool. He’s passionate about learning about other cultures through objects. His favourite food is Egyptian lentil soup. You can find him online @EgyptMcr.

Rikin Parekh studied art at Camberwell College of Arts and the University of Westminster. He has since worked storyboarding and designing monsters for the film industry and selling books for a national chain. When he’s not drawing you’ll probably find him at the cinema or at Comic Con. He’s a HUGE film buff, loves pizza and collecting original comic book artwork. He also has a pet elephant.

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