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Cairo: The City Victorious

But sometimes – in April especially – the wind changes ominously. Brewing up from east or west, it sweeps the desert blustering into the city. Stifling hot and teased with whirlwinds, the sandstorms counterpoint the river, serving to remind Cairo that even as the water of life flowers through its centre, death lurks at the edges of the valley. 427 more words


Curse of the Pharaohs (Amelia Peabody, #2)

Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An enjoyable murder mystery thriller uncovering the ruins buried thousands of years under the sands of ancient Egyptian realm and the mysterious deaths amongst the group of archaeologists, a heretic drunkard, an ambitious journalist and a delicate and over-dramatic widow. 42 more words


Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1)

Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One of the best historical-mystery book I have read so far. I was surprised I did not come across the books written by Elizabeth Peters before as I am a big fan of historical thrillers and dramas. 94 more words


Cleopatra: not just a pretty face

As summer is getting closer, I am able to read some more. My latest book is “Cleopatra of Egypt” By Leonora Hornblow.

Firstly, I would like to say how interesting Cleopatra’s story is and I’m not even halfway done! 269 more words