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Farewell Alexandria

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  5 ratings  ·  2 reviews
As the sun rises over the Egyptian coastline, one of the world's largest private yachts steams towards Alexandria.

Standing on its upper deck is Julius Caspar, billionaire oil tycoon and philanthropist who is returning to the city on his 80th birthday. And as he gazes at the approaching waterfront, he recalls his youth as an impecunious Armenian bank clerk in what was then

Paperback, 429 pages
Published December 1st 2000 by Xlibris Corporation (first published 1997)
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Jul 15, 2008 Sandie rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who enjoy historical fiction and an exciting yarn
Farewell Alexandria, by Derek Flower, is a treat in more ways than one. Steeped in the juices of international history, flavored with the unadulterated ambition of its main characters, it is brought to a rolling boil as it chronicles the story of three generations of one family.

Whisking the reader on a worldwide tour from Egypt to Ethiopia, from London and Paris to New York City the multiple plots in this narrative are filled with everything from boardroom treachery to the innocence of first lo
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After reading Farewell Alexandria, by Derek Flower, I am exceedingly impressed. Derek Flower has lived in Egypt, France, and Italy. He has an Honors Degree in Modern Languages and speaks English, Italian, and French. He has three fiction and three non-fiction titles to his name. Currently he resides just outside of Rome with his wife.

Although a work of fiction, many of the background accounts in the story are factual, accounting international history. A fa
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