Received 21 January 2007 – birthday present from Audrey/Scotsbookie

Wow – I’m on to my birthday books in March!

A wonderful book that I’ve really enjoyed reading. You need long bursts of time at this, so at the beginning I found it a little disjointed, because I was reading it in small amounts of time. Anyway, a beautiful tale of love, echoes and politics, the history of Egypt and the universals of love.

And my review from September 2002 (borrowed from Ann, read, I think, on holiday in Croatia)

“Excellent, totally absorbing novel of Egypt in 1900 and 1997. Political but not heavy, intertwined love stories, sweet but not at all saccharine, long and satisfying. Really excellent.