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Started 09/11/2008 16:06:04 by reader1. Topic has 5 reply(s).

reader1

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Novel about Egypt
#1 Posted 09/11/2008 16:06:04

I'm going on a Nile cruise next month and love to read about the country I'm in whilst on holiday. Any recommendations? I know the classic will be "death on the Nile".

 

10666

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Re:Novel about Egypt
#2 Posted 09/11/2008 23:22:34

May I suggest the Christian Jacq novels. They are set in old Egypt but are very enjoyable and give a background to the pyramids and pharoes etc.

 

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Re:Novel about Egypt
#3 Posted 09/11/2008 23:25:55

I recently read the Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany. It's very good and was a best seller in Egypt, although quite controversial. Going to try to link by ISBN now...

 

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Re:Novel about Egypt
#4 Posted 09/11/2008 23:26:23

Oops, it didn't work but there are copies for sale on Greenmet at the moment.

 

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Re:Novel about Egypt
#5 Posted 09/11/2008 23:47:49
River God

River God
Wilbur Smith

Another suggestion is the Wilbur Smith series which starts with River God. Again set in the past but a good read.

 

reader1

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Re:Novel about Egypt
#6 Posted 11/11/2008 22:25:35

Thank you, will check those out. Had been thinking about River God but The Yacoubian Building sounds really interesting too.