May 2017 e-Newsletter


Book of the Month

Gayer-Anderson
The Life and Afterlife of the Irish Pasha 

By Louise Foxcroft

A candid and charming biography of the renowned Orientalist, Egyptologist, poet, surgeon, soldier, psychic, and collector, based on his personal journals.

This book is a fascinating account of Gayer-Anderson’s strange and eclectic life in the final days of the British Empire: “Pum” Gayer-Anderson Pasha immersed himself in the Arab way of life, sailed the Nile, saw ghosts and witches, wrestled Turks and crocodiles, fought in Gallipoli, smoked opium, performed surgery in the desert, gathered and cared for artifacts and boys in his Cairene home, and survived an assassination attempt. “Egypt had possessed him,” writes prize-winning historian and author Louise Foxcroft in the closing paragraph of her book. Read more.

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Protecting Pharaoh's Treasures Book Cover

Book Of The Month

Protecting Pharaoh's Treasures
My Life in Egyptology


By Wafaa El Saddik
With Rüdiger Heimlich
Translated by Russell Stockman

This is an incisive memoir of the first woman to become general director of Cairo's Egyptian Museum...

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AUC Tahrir Book Fair

Events

Mad May!
May is not only about Spring and flowers. Think books! Think promotions!

Throughout this month, four Diwan Bookstore branches—Zamalek, Heliopolis, Maadi, and 6th of October—will be offering AUC Press titles at very competitive prices.

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