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Old Serpent Nile

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Late one night in Rome, Stanley Stewart found himself by Bernini’s Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, beneath the figure that represents the Nile. Its head was enveloped in a veil – an allusion to the fact that the sources of the Nile were then unknown. Seduced by this image of concealment and expectation, he resolved to travel the length of the Nile from mouth to source, from the ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published June 12th 1997 by Flamingo (first published 1991)
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Daren
Well written and interesting. A good mix of history and travelogue. Short chapters were to the point and made for easy reading.
John
Sep 12, 2007 John rated it liked it
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To be honest, I preferred his other book on China more; Stewart's a good writer, but this one seemed drier.
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