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The Pharaoh's Shadow

In a ruined temple along the Nile, Anthony Sattin sees a woman praying to the gods of ancient Egypt to bless her with a child. Later that day, a policeman stops his taxi to ask to borrow a mobile phone to call his mother. The ancient rubs up against the modern just as dramatically as when Flaubert wrote, 'Egypt is a wonderful place for contrasts - splendid things gleam in the dust". Anthony Sattin has tracked down extraordinary examples of ancient survivals in the hurly-burly of modern Egypt.

Anthony Sattin has been travelling in and writing about Egypt for 10 years and contributes frequently to the Sunday Times travel pages.

Reviews:

'This is a marvellous book, and one that any living travel writer would have been proud to write...it stands as one of the most fascinating and remarkable travel writing debuts to be published for many years.' - William Dalrymple, The Spectator, 1 July 2000

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