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Cleopatras Needle: Two Wheels the Water to Cairo by Anne Mustoe

Cleopatras Needle: Two Wheels

the Water to Cairo by Anne Mustoe

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ISBN : 9780753508138
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272 pages
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It was a blustery April morning on the Thames Embankment in London when Anne Mustoe set out on a phenomenal lone cycle ride - to the original site of Cleopatras Needle at Heliopolis in Egypt.Leaving behind home comforts, she set herself theMoreIt was a blustery April morning on the Thames Embankment in London when Anne Mustoe set out on a phenomenal lone cycle ride - to the original site of Cleopatras Needle at Heliopolis in Egypt.Leaving behind home comforts, she set herself the challenge of travelling close to water wherever possible - via the Seine and the Rhone, then alongside the Burgundy canal, the Po and the Venetian Lagoon. Before she would reach her final waterway - the evocative Nile - Ms Mustoe would encounter the dusty yet beguiling Near East: Turkey, Syria, the Lebanon and finally Egypt itself.Anne Mustoe weaves a story of exquisite detail laced with the understated humour that has become her hallmark.