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  • Published: 31 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9780753547809
  • Imprint: Virgin Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272
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Cleopatra's Needle

Two Wheels by the Water to Cairo




Two wheels from Embankment to Egypt

It was a blustery April morning on the Thames Embankment in London when Anne Mustoe set out on a phenomenal lone cycle ride - to the original site of Cleopatra's Needle at Heliopolis in Egypt.

Leaving behind home comforts, she set herself the challenge of travelling close to water wherever possible - via the Seine and the Rhone, then alongside the Burgundy canal, the Po and the Venetian Lagoon. Before she would reach her final waterway - the evocative Nile - Ms Mustoe would encounter the dusty yet beguiling Near East: Turkey, Syria, the Lebanon and finally Egypt itself.

Anne Mustoe weaves a story of exquisite detail laced with the understated humour that has become her hallmark.

  • Pub date: 31 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9780753547809
  • Imprint: Virgin Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272
Categories:

About the Author

Anne Mustoe

Anne Mustoe was the headmistress of a girls' school in Suffolk until 1987, when she left her job and embarked on her first solo journey around the world by bicycle. She is an established travel writer with a substantial following.

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Praise for Cleopatra's Needle

“Evocative reading”

Observer

“A book about the true spirit found in real travellers, written by a real traveller”

Wanderlust


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