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Old Dec 6th, 2009, 06:44 PM
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Old Jan 10th, 2010, 07:29 AM
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I also have read and loved Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody series. If you are going to Alexandria, you might want to check out Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria Quartet - 4 books, each building on and changing the story as you learn it. It's not the Alexandria of today, but a more sumptuous city of the past. The first book in the series is Justine, but don't stop there as the story gets more interesting with each book. I also absolutely loved the Mamur Zapt series of a British head of secret service in Cairo in the early 1900s by Michael Pearce. They are quite funny and the same bureaucracy can be seen at work today. Another series of Ancient Egypt Mysteries I've enjoyed is by P. C. Doherty. I found a couple of the books in Luxor at Aboudi bookstore across the street (south?) from the Temple of Luxor.
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Old Jan 10th, 2010, 11:35 AM
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I am just back from Egypt and I took along a wonderful biography - Gertrude Bell Queen of the Nile Maker of Nations by Georgina Howell.

Wonderful story of a courageous woman well ahead of her time and then also lots of historical info on the region.

Gave me a great understanding of this area. A little more about S. Arabia than Egypt but a wonderful story.

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Old Jul 14th, 2010, 11:57 AM
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I too am looking for some good books and have a trip planned in December (I know a long way off, but summer reading is mandatory Anyway, in general forums, some mentioned the Memoirs of Cleopatra. Would some of the others listed on this forum be better? I have not read the 2 or 3 authors that keep coming up. Would they maybe better? thoughts, ideas, suggestions welcome....
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Sorry, I got mixed up in my earlier post. I meant to recommend the historical fiction of Pauline Gedge ("Child of the Morning" and others), not an author named ? George. I have yet to read the latter's work.

I apologize.

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Old Jul 15th, 2010, 07:42 PM
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There are two sites really similiar going here huh?

Ok....Cleopatra by Margaret George....fabulous

And I agree all the P. Gedge stuff is good.
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