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The Alexandria Semaphore
Maxime Touta, the protege of the flamboyant correspondent of the Semaphore d'Alexandrie, is the perfect eye through which to observe an Egypt poised on the brink of change. The Suez Canal -- the feat of engineering that will transform her fortunes -- is nearing completion, and Ottoman Egypt is torn between the French and the British. For Maxime, who is pursuing his dream o ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 13th 2001 by Harvill Press
(first published March 14th 1994)
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Robert Solé is a French journalist and novelist of Egyptian origin. Born in Cairo in 1946, Solé moved to France at the age of 18. He has served as ombudsman of the Parisian newspaper Le Monde. His works of fiction include Le Tarbouche (winner of the Prix Mediterranée in 1992) and La Mamelouka.More about Robert Solé...