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It Happened in Egypt

C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

Book Overview: 

Lord Ernest Borrow and Captain Anthony Fenton think they know a secret – a secret that could make them both rich. En route, they are sidetracked by Sir Marcus Antonius Lark, a woman who thinks she’s Cleopatra reincarnate, a Gilded Rose of an American Heiress, and Mrs. Jones, a mysterious Irish woman with a past. Will they find the secret? Or will the trip up the Nile on the Enchantress Isis net them another discovery altogether?

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Book Excerpt: 
. . . mind an aching void, and my heart a cold boiled potato. I can think of nothing more disagreeable! For not a word more would Fenton let drop as to the great man's business with us or the Mountain of the Golden Pyramid.

I sent up my card, and a few minutes later was shown into a private salon more appropriate to a beautiful young duchess than to a middle-aged, bumptious financier. It was pale green and white, full of lilies and fragrance, and an immense French window opened out upon a roofed loggia overlooking the Nile. This would have been the ideal environment for our Gilded Rose; and I felt more venomous than before, if possible, toward the rich bounder who posed against such an unsuitable background. I thought, as the door of the salon was opened for me by the smart Arab servant, that the room was untenanted, and that Sir Marcus Lark meant to keep me waiting; but there he was, on the balcony, gazing in rapture at the shining river. As if he were capable of . . . Read More

Community Reviews

An adventure story that will captivate anyone interested in traveling and especially those who see themselves as tourism professionals.

This is a story full of specifics of the prewar times and the particulars of traveling in Egypt and 'up the Nile' at the beginning of the 1900s. Around this we have

This book was amusing. The sensibilities are pre-world war one. The assurance of superiority of the British Empire is the underpinnings of the Story. I knew the author was a man and it was really puzzling as I read the over the top language that was almost as florid as Madeline in P. G. Wodehouse Wo

We take a long pleasure cruise along the Nile to visit all of the most interesting historical and cultural spots in Egypt. There is much intrigue, clean romance, silliness, racism, desert camping with the rich and privileged, secrets, spying, danger, changing identities, and they even throw in tryin

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كتاب عباره عن تقارير للسفارات الاجنبيه وفي مجملها ضعيفه لانه اشبه بكتاب سياسي. بطريقه المراسلات الحكوميه الرتيبه والممله

This book is roughly 70% travelogue, 20% mystery and 10% romance.(and the romance is split between four couples)

It felt almost as though the author kept a diary while on an extensive trip to Egypt and decided to use it as a base for a novel. The descriptions are vivid but I admit I got a little imp

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