Alexandria

Stothard, Peter

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2013. Hardcover. Sir Peter Stothard's captivating memoir, written in Egypt as the country moved towards revolution: a life seen through the prism of his enduring fascination with the enigma of Cleopatra Num Pages: 400 pages, c.40 integrated b/w. BIC Classification: 1HBE; BGA; BM; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 207 x 161 x 31. Weight in Grams: 506. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Stranded in Alexandria in the winter of 2010, the editor of the Times Literary Supplement is forced to contemplate his own past, even as the aftermath of a bombing and the onset of the Arab Spring alter his plans to complete a long-delayed biography of Cleopatra. Peter Stothard's extraordinary book is part memoir and part travel literature, written against the background of the fracturing police state of Egypt. As he visits Alexandria's ancient sites, Stothard is reminded of places and people from his own life: an Essex childhood among military engineers, Latin and Greek at Oxford, and journalism high and low in London.

About the Author: PETER STOTHARD is the Editor of the Times Literary Supplement and the author of two books of diaries, Thirty Days (2003) and On the Spartacus Road (2010). He is a classicist who has spent most of his life as a political and literary journalist. From 1992 to 2002 he was the Editor of The Times. In 2012 he was chairman of the judges for the Man Booker Prize. He was knighted in 2003.

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Book Description Granta. 1 Cloth(s), 2013. hard. Book Condition: New. Stranded in Alexandria in the winter of 2010, the editor of the Times Literary Supplement is forced to contemplate his own past, even as the aftermath of a bombing and the onset of the Arab Spring alter his plans to complete a long-delayed biography of Cleopatra. Peter Stothard's extraordinary book is part memoir and part travel literature, written against the background of the fracturing police state of Egypt. As he visits Alexandria's ancient sites, Stothard is reminded of places and people from his own life: an Essex childhood among military engineers, Latin and Greek at Oxford, and journalism high and low in London."His discursive story of brooding on Cleopatra is fascinating, a book full of surprises, humor, information and reflections; it's a walk through the rich estate that is Peter Stothard's mind."—Literary Review"Alexandria exerts a powerful attraction. It is as good an evocation of one of the world's most absorbing cities as one could imagine. It is the depth and quality of Stothard's insights into himself that will make me go back to this book again and again."—Mail on Sunday (London)"If I have any quibble with the book, it is based on wanting to spend more time with Stothard. Although not ostensibly there to report on the first stirrings of political change in Egypt, his glancing observations tell us more about a paranoid, fractious state than countless more column inches . and all of that shot through with a supremely humane intelligence."—Scotsman 383. Bookseller Inventory # 71403

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