Entertaining historical story of a Englishman and a young Egyptian girl from 1919 to 1953. A journey through their lives and the evolution of Egypt from monarchy to a republic.
As a foreign correspondent, Noel Barber was a master in his craft of telling a tales of changing worlds through the lens of individuals tangled in forces of history.
King Farouk, Gamal Abdel Nassar, Anwar Sadat. They’re all here in living colour.
The book captures the spirit of the city and it’s people.
A Woman of Cairo, Noel Barber, first published in 1984 and reprinted in 2007