Robert Twigger - Red Nile (A Biography of The World's Greatest River) (2nd Hand Hardback)
- Format : Thick 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - The Rest of The World
- Published : 2013 (Weidenfeld & Nicolson - 1st Edition, 1st Printing)
- ISBN : 9780297866497
- SKU : B002045
- PPC : SP700gm
- RRP : £25 (Unclipped)
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
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So much begins on the banks of the Nile: all religion, all life, all stories, the script we write in, the language we speak, the gods, the legends and the names of stars.
This mighty river that flows through a quarter of all Africa has been history's most sustained creator. In this dazzling, idiosyncratic journey from ancient times to the Arab Spring, award-winning author Robert Twigger weaves a Nile narrative like no other.
Seasoned historical writer Robert Twigger connects the comprehensive history of the Nile with his personal experience of living in Egypt while researching the Nile’s historical origins. Twigger covers the entirety of the river, charting the length of the Nile from its disputed origins through Africa on a whirlwind tour of the rulers, explorers, conquerors, generals, and novelists who painted the Nile “red.” Both comprehensive and intimate, this narrative guides readers through history by way of the mighty river known across the world.
As he navigates a meandering course through the history of the world's greatest river, he plucks the most intriguing, colourful and dramatic stories-truly a Nile red in tooth and claw.
The result is both an epic journey through the whole sweep of human and pre-human history, and an intimate biography of the curious life of this great river, overflowing with stories of excess, love, passion, splendour and violence.
"Robert Twigger is a unique & dazzling talent . . . I urge you to read anything that carries his name." - Tony Parsons.
"A beguiling stylist . . ." - Will Self.
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