E is Egypt #TravelWithBooks #AtoZchallenge @AprilA2Z

The mystic land of Cleopatra, Pharaohs, Mummies, golden sands, breathtaking Nile, and the pyramids. It cannot get more thrilling, romantic and diverse than this.

The books out of this country are equally riveting. Page turners and bestsellers, the books I share today are either based in Egypt or written by an author from Egypt.

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The first book is by iconic Barbara Cartland. Her book is a romance and is based partially in London and Egypt. The Magnificent Marquis (The Pink Collection) is about the Marquis of Harlington, who travels to Egypt and report on the Suez Canal.
BLURB – Delisia is running away and escapes with him. Arriving in a politically volatile Egypt, Delisia quickly becomes indispensable despite her young age. But is the Marquis merely fascinated by her views of life and unusual intellect? Or are his feelings deepening into something that he believes would never happen to him?

Find out in the book…………………..

The second book I share is by the suspense-thriller author, Wilbur Smith. His books span countries and continents with the thrill seeking wanting more and more. He has written a series of books based in Egypt.

The first book in the epic Egyptian Series is full of action, adventure, thriller and fantasy. River God: The Egyptian Series 1 (Egypt Series) is the story of a slave, Taita. This is a book series.

BLURB – Taita is a humble slave; an expert in art, poetry, medicine and engineering, as well as keeping important secrets. He is the most treasured possession of Lord Intef. Yet when Intef’s beautiful daughter Lostris is married to the Pharaoh, Taita is commanded to follow her, and swiftly finds himself deeper than he ever could have imagined in a world of deception and treachery. 

Find out how it ends…………………

How can I finish the post without a book by an Egyptian author? Ahdaf Soueif is an Egyptian short story writer, novelist and political and cultural commentator. Her book, The Map of Love was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

BLURB – In 1900 Lady Anna Winterbourne travels to Egypt where she falls in love with Sharif, and Egyptian Nationalist utterly committed to his country’s cause.

A hundred years later, Isabel Parkman, an American divorcee and a descendant of Anna and Sharif, goes to Egypt, taking with her an old family trunk, inside which are found notebooks and journals which reveal Anna and Sharif’s secret.


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  1. Sundari Venkatraman

    WOW! Love your theme of books based in a particular country. Egypt is especially fascinating with it’s rich history. I enjoy reading Barbara Cartland. Will check out the book you have written about. As for the other recommendations, will definitely look out for them

  2. Devika Fernando

    I used to be a big Ancient Egypt fan in my teenage years. Looks like I need to rediscover this love. (Also, I really enjoyed Wilbur Smith’s African series. Will definitely check out the Egyptian one.)

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