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The Winter Vault
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The Winter Vault

By Michaels, Anne

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2009. Set in Canada and Egypt, and with flashbacks to England and Poland after the war, The Winter Vault is a spellbinding love story that juxtaposes momentous historical events with the most intimate moments of individual lives.In 1964, a newly married Canadian couple settle into a houseboat on the Nile just below Abu Simbel. At the time of the building of the Aswam dam, Avery Escher is one of the engineers responsible for the dismantling and reconstruction of a sacred temple, a "Set in Canada and Egypt, and with flashbacks to England and Poland after the war, The Winter Vault is a spellbinding love story that juxtaposes momentous historical events with the most intimate moments of individual lives. In 1964, a newly married Canadian couple settle into a houseboat on the Nile just below Abu Simbel. At the time of the building of the Aswam dam, Avery Escher is one of the engineers responsible for the dismantling and reconstruction of a sacred temple, a "machine-worshipper" who is nonetheless sensitive to their destructive power. Jean is a botanist by avocation, passionately interested in everything that grows. They met on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, witnessing the construction of the Seaway as it swallowed towns, homes, and lives. Now, at the edge of another world about to be inundated in the name of progress, much of what they most believe in is tested tested. When a tragic event occurs, nearing the end of Avery’s time in Egypt, he and Jean return to separate lives in Toronto; Avery to school to study architecture and Jean into the orbit of Lucjan, a Polish émigré artist whose haunting tales of occupied Warsaw pull her further from her husband, while offering her the chance to assume her most essential life.Breathtaking, vivid in its exploration of both the physical and emotional worlds of its characters, intensely moving and lyrical.". Signed by Author. 1st Can Ed. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$12.50

Woman at Point Zero
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Woman at Point Zero

By El Saadawi, Nawal

London: Zed Books, 1990. "The life of Firdaus, an Egyptian peasant girl, from her childhood of incomprehensible cruelty and neglect to her end in a grimy Cairo prison cell. From her earliest memories, Firdaus suffered at the hands of menfirst her abusive father, then her violent, much older husband, to finally her deceitful boyfriend-turned-pimp. After a lifetime of abuse, she at last takes drastic action against the males ruling her life." 108p.. 1st UK Edition.. Softcover. Fine.

$5.00

The Face in the Cemetery : A Mamur Zapt Mystery
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The Face in the Cemetery : A Mamur Zapt Mystery

By Pearce, Michael

London: Harper Collins, 2002. It is the beginning of the war and Gareth Owen, Mamur Zapt and Head of Cairo's Secret Police, is unhappily rounding up enemy aliens. But nationality is a slippery thing in cosmopolitan Egypt. Who counts as German? And whose is the face in the cemetery? Owen would prefer to have to answer neither of these questions. He is preoccupied with missing guns (missing? in war time?) and dubious ghaffirs. Villages usually pick Dogberry-type simpletons as their watchmen. But what are these toughs doing here? And this heavily-armed, thumb-sucking girl? The face in the cemetery, though, refuses to go away, and Owen comes to realize that it poses questions that are not just professional but uncomfortably personal.. 1st Pbk Ed... Softcover. Very Good.

$5.00

He Shall Thunder In The Sky
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He Shall Thunder In The Sky

By Peters, Elizabeth [ Pseudonym of Barbara Mertz]

New York: William Morrow, 2000. The Amelia Peabody mystery. "There are dark storm clouds gathering above a land of mystery and antiquity. And no one will escape the fury of the tempest to come.He Shall Thunder In The Sky . the close of 1914 finds Amelia Peabody and her husband Radcliffe Emerson back in Egypt for another season of archaeological excavation--despite the increasing danger of an attack on the Suez Canal and on Egypt itself. Trouble is brewing in Cairo and the defiantly pacifist stance of Amelia and Emerson's headstrong son Ramses is earning the young man the derision, and much worse, of the British expatriate community. Meanwhile, the charismatic nationalist el Wardani is said to be fomenting insurrection in the ancient city. And since there is no way to stand outside the political hurricane that is suddenly threatening their lives, Amelia plunges directly into it. When el Wardani escapes a police dragnet, thanks to the direct intervention of Amelia and Emerson, the family's stake in a perilous game is raised considerably. But it's Ramses' strange secret role in it that could truly bring ruin down upon all their heads. However, there is more than intrigue and espionage, plots and counterplots, at work here. For an artifact uncovered at a Giza dig--an exquisite sculpture found where it ought not to be confirms Amelia's most unsettling suspicion: that the chaos consuming Cairo has masked the nefarious re-emergence of Amelia's villainous archnemesis, Sethos, the Master Criminal. ". 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$25.00

Guardian of the Horizon
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Guardian of the Horizon

By Peters, Elizabeth [ Pseudonym of Barbara Mertz]

New York: William Morrow, 2004. The 16th. Amelia Peabody mystery. "A hitherto lost journal of the indomitable Amelia Peabody has been miraculously recovered: a chronicle from one of the "missing years" -- 1907-1908 -- shedding new light on an already exceptional career, a remarkable family . . . and an unexpected terror. Ousted from their most recent archaeological dig and banned forever from the Valley of the Kings, the Emersons are spending a quiet summer at home in Kent, England, when a mysterious messenger arrives. Claiming to be the teenage brother of their dear friend Tarek, prince of the mysterious Lost Oasis, the charismatic herald brings troubling news of a strange malady that has struck down Tarek's heir and conveys his brother's urgent need for help only the Emersons can provide. Driven by loyalty -- and a fear that the evil forces opposing Tarek's rule will now exploit the royal heir's grave illness -- the family sets off in secret for the land time forgot -- a mountain fortress from which they narrowly escaped ten years before. Braving the treacherous desert climate on a trek fraught with danger at every turning, guided only by a crumbling map, the Emersons are unaware that deception is leading them onward into a nest of vipers -- where a dreadful fate may await. For young Ramses, forced to keep his growing love for the beautiful Nefret secret, temptation along the way may prove his ultimate undoing. And a dark past and grim obligation have ensnared Nefret once again, as she is helpless to save those she loves most from the prison of the Lost Oasis.". 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$25.00

The Falcon at the Portal
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The Falcon at the Portal

By Peters, Elizabeth [ Pseudonym of Barbara Mertz]

New York: Avon Twilight, 1999. The 11th Amelia Peabody mystery. "As the 1911 archaeological season begins, Amelia and famille have arrived in Egypt for their annual excavation. While the reappearance of Ramses' dreadful cousin Percy is to be lamented, the marriage of his best friend David to Amelia's niece Lia is a source of joy for everyone. But the bride has barely walked down the aisle before trouble begins stalking the family. First, David is accused of selling ancient Egyptian artifacts that are actually hight-priced, almost undetectable fakes. Then, though this year's site appears ordinary ebough-dull, really-some deadly surprises await the professional touch of Professor Radcliffe Emerson, the Father of Curses, holder of innumberable honorary degrees, scourge of the underworld, and the greatest Egyptologist of this or any other age.But even as Amelia and company endeavor to clear David's name and expose the real culprit, worse crimes and surfacing. the first is the body of an American at the bottom of the Emersons' excavation shaft. Then, as accusations of drug-dealing and moral misconduct start flying, the appearance of a small child of mysterious antecendents sparks a crisis that threatens to tear the Emerson family apart. Meanwhile, as Amelia brings her brilliant powers of deduction to bear on all of this, someone is shooting bullets at her and coming awfully close.As the tension mounts and accidents increase at the site, it becomes clear that the Land of the Pharoahs harbors more secrets than any tomb can hide. If Amelia doesn't expose a dangerous gallery of killers quickly, she may find herself the next candidate for burial.". 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$25.00

Lord of the Silent
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Lord of the Silent

By Peters, Elizabeth [ Pseudonym of Barbara Mertz]

New York: William Morrow, 2001. The Amelia Peabody mystery. "The ghosts of an ancient past and the specters of a present-day evil are buried in the hot Egyptian sands . . . For archaeologist Amelia Peabody and her family, the allure of Egypt remains as powerful as ever, even in this tense time of World War. But nowhere in this desert land is safe -- especially for Amelia's son Ramses and his beautiful new wife Nefret. Treachery and peril are pursuing the two young lovers across the length and breadth of this strange, exotic world, strengthening a bond of passion and devotion that only death can sever. And the grim discovery of a recent corpse in a tomb where it does not belong is pulling Amelia deeper into a furious desert storm of intrigue, corruption, kidnapping, and murder -- and toward dark revelations that threaten to awaken the past . . . and alter the family's destiny.". 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$25.00

Seeing a Large Cat
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Seeing a Large Cat

By Peters, Elizabeth [ Pseudonym of Barbara Mertz]

New York: Warner Books, 1997. The 9th. Amelia Peabody mystery "No villain is safe in 1903 Egypt as feisty archaeologist Amelia Peabody embarks on her ninth adventure.According to an ancient Egyptian papyrus, dreaming of a large cat means good luck. And that's just what Amelia Peabody could use, as her growing family matures in the new century. What's more, Amelia's dashing husband Emerson has received a mysterious warning not to enter the Valley of the Kings. To Emerson's annoyance, Amelia's meddling distracts her attention as she exposes a fraudulent spiritualist, saves a marriage, and plays matchmaker. But diabolical forces are at work when an unknown tomb reveals a shocking murder -- and the Peabody family dodges bullets from an assassin determined to put an end to their discoveries.". 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$25.00

The Hippopotamus Pool
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The Hippopotamus Pool

By Peters, Elizabeth [ Pseudonym of Barbara Mertz]

New York: Warner Books, 1996. The 8th. Amelia Peabody mystery "Amelia, her husband Emerson, their 13-year-old son Ramses, and their beautiful ward Nefret return to Egypt for an exciting excavation. The dig is at an undisturbed Royal Tomb, a true find--and an irresistible temptation for art thieves, jealous colleagues, looters, the press, and the countless evil-doers. As Ramses and Nefret rub elbows with thieves and thugs, Amelia finds herself faced with a surprising new villain who is every bit as clever and resourceful as the intrepid Amelia herself.". 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$25.00

Children of the Storm
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Children of the Storm

By Peters, Elizabeth [ Pseudonym of Barbara Mertz]

New York: William Morrow, 2003. The Amelia Peabody mystery. " The Great War has ended at last. No longer must archaeologist Amelia Peabody and her husband, Emerson, the distinguished Egyptologist, fear for the life of their daring son, Ramses, now free from his dangerous wartime obligations to British Intelligence. The advent of a season of joy and peace marks a time of new beginnings in Luxor, with delightful additions to the growing Emerson family and fascinating wonders waiting to be discovered beneath the shifting Egyptian sands. But in the aftermath of conflict, evil still casts a cold shadow over this violence-scarred land. The theft of valuable antiquities from the home of a friend causes great concern in the Emerson household. Ramses's strange encounter with a woman costumed in the veil and gold crown of a goddess only deepens the mystery. And the brutal death of the suspected thief washes the unsettling affair in blood." Amelia's investigation sets her on a terrifying collision course with an adversary more fiendish and formidable than any she has ever encountered. And in her zeal to make things right, the indomitable Amelia may be feeding the flames of a devastating firestorm that threatens the fragile lives of the tender and the innocent.. 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$25.00

The Ape Who Guards the Balance
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The Ape Who Guards the Balance

By Peters, Elizabeth [ Pseudonym of Barbara Mertz]

New York: Avon Twilight, 1998. The 10th Amelia Peabody mystery "The Ape Who Guards the Balance begins in 1907 in England where Amelia is attending a suffragettes' rally outside the home of Mr. Geoffrey Romer of the House of Commons. It seems Romer is one of the few remaining private collectors of Egyptian antiquities, and a series of bizarre events at the protest soon embroil Amelia in grave personal danger. Suspecting that the Master Criminal, Sethos, is behind their problems, the Emerson Peabodys hasten to Egypt to continue their studies in the Valley of Kings where they soon acquire a papyrus of the Book of the Dead. As with past seasons, however, their archaeological expedition is interrupted. The murdered body of a woman is found in the Nile. Ramses, Radcliffe, and Amelia all have their theories as to the origin of the crime, but their own lives might soon be at stake if the cult of Thoth and their ancient book is, indeed, involved.". 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$25.00

He Shall Thunder In The Sky
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He Shall Thunder In The Sky

By Peters, Elizabeth [ Pseudonym of Barbara Mertz]

New York: William Morrow, 2000. The Amelia Peabody mystery. "There are dark storm clouds gathering above a land of mystery and antiquity. And no one will escape the fury of the tempest to come.He Shall Thunder In The Sky . the close of 1914 finds Amelia Peabody and her husband Radcliffe Emerson back in Egypt for another season of archaeological excavation--despite the increasing danger of an attack on the Suez Canal and on Egypt itself. Trouble is brewing in Cairo and the defiantly pacifist stance of Amelia and Emerson's headstrong son Ramses is earning the young man the derision, and much worse, of the British expatriate community. Meanwhile, the charismatic nationalist el Wardani is said to be fomenting insurrection in the ancient city. And since there is no way to stand outside the political hurricane that is suddenly threatening their lives, Amelia plunges directly into it. When el Wardani escapes a police dragnet, thanks to the direct intervention of Amelia and Emerson, the family's stake in a perilous game is raised considerably. But it's Ramses' strange secret role in it that could truly bring ruin down upon all their heads. However, there is more than intrigue and espionage, plots and counterplots, at work here. For an artifact uncovered at a Giza dig--an exquisite sculpture found where it ought not to be confirms Amelia's most unsettling suspicion: that the chaos consuming Cairo has masked the nefarious re-emergence of Amelia's villainous archnemesis, Sethos, the Master Criminal. ". 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$25.00

Tomb of the Golden Bird
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Tomb of the Golden Bird

By Peters, Elizabeth [ Pseudonym of Barbara Mertz]

New York: William Morrow, 2006. The 1th. Amelia Peabody mystery. ". the incomparable Emerson clan is a hairbreadth away from unearthing the legendary site they've been searching for: the tomb of the little-known king Tutankhamon. But a sinister plot and a dark family secret stand in the way of their ultimate ambition and threaten to change things forever. . . .". 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$25.00

One Egyptian Summer

By Collier, Iris

London: Century, 1986. 1st UK Ed... Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$21.00

Reckless
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Reckless

By Drake, Shannon

Toronto: Harlequin, 2006. From elite London society to the golden sands of Egypt . . . and the sacred places of her heart . . . When Kat Adair plunges into the waves to rescue a drowning man, it is just the beginning of an odyssey that will sweep the fisherman's daughter into danger and desire. Convinced she is in love with the man she saved, Egyptologist David Turnberry, she feigns amnesia, thus enabling her to linger among the highborn. Hunter MacDonald, rugged archaeologist, is wise to her little charade -- and determined to protect his best friend. Undaunted, Kat stows away on the ship carrying David and Hunter"s expedition party to the land of the pharaoh. Scandal ensues, and Hunter vows the only way to curtail this confounding woman"s schemes is to marry her. Inevitably, in the sultry heat of the desert, passions ignite. But as the secrets of the ancient tombs are revealed, terrible danger unfolds, and Kat must trust the one man willing to risk everything to save her from doom.'. First Pbk.Ed... Paper Covered Boards. New.

$7.50

Mountolive

By Durrell, Lawrence

New York: E.P.Dutton, 1959. Part of the "Alexandria Quartet" Clean crisp copy , only slight shelf wear to head & foot of spine.Stated first edition, but dj says "Book of the Month club selection" on inside flap. 1st.US Ed... Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$20.00

When We Were Gods : A Novel of Cleopatra
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When We Were Gods : A Novel of Cleopatra

By Falconer, Colin

New York: Crown Publishers, 2000. 1st US Ed... Hard Cover. New/New.

$25.00

Piramitlerin Kizi (Child of the Morning ) (IN TURKISH)

By Gedge, Pauline

Istanbul: Altin Kitaplar Yayinevi, 1999. Translation into Turkish of the novel "Child of the Morning" based on the life of Hatshpsut, Queen and pharaoh of ancient Egypt.. First Thus. Softcover. Very Good.

$15.00

Gazelle: a Novel
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Gazelle: a Novel

By Ducornet. Rikki

New York: A.A. Knopf, 2003. "Elizabeth, the daughter of a professor of history living in Cairo in the 1950s, tells how she came to be an anatomist of mummies, as she opens up to us the sensations and aromas of ancient times, and explains how the city of Cairo itself gives her power - and wisdom - and takes away from her the part of the self that is necessary for love. When her mother leaves her father to "walk" the streets of Cairo, and her father forgets himself in games of chess and war, thirteen-year-old Elizabeth ponders Scheherazade's words, "It is good for a girl to be with a man," and finds comfort at the shop of Ramses Ragab, a master perfumer dedicated to resurrecting the lost fragrances of the past (the Susinum prized by Roman women; the nardinon loved by Pliny, the hekenou of the Pharaohs).Under the tutelage of the perfumer, Elizabeth reads ancient esoteric texts and learns the mysteries of fragrance. Ramses Ragab is a sensitive and brilliant man, and Elizabeth's burst of love for him has a child's intensity and a young woman's passion. When her father hires a magician to bring back his wife, Elizabeth discovers just how precious she herself is - and how worthless - as a girl and soon to be beautiful woman, in this ancient land of stone, sand, and darkness.". First Edition.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

$15.00

Mamur Zapt and the Donkey-Vous : A Suspense Tale of Old Cairo

By Pearce,Michael

New York: Mysterious Press, 1990. Another engaging adventure solved by Captain Owen in Khedival Cairo. "Smell the Spices,hear the hubbub,savour the wry,impartial humour." . Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$22.50

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