Books that will inspire you to visit Egypt
Travellers have been attracted to Egypt by its magic and mystery for centuries. This country excites the child in us all. It brings to life everything that Hollywood has ever shown us – everything we’ve ever seen in a museum: the Pyramids, the Pharaohs and a history of biblical proportions. We have selected some of our favourite books which we hope will inspire you to visit Egypt to experience the wonders of its ancient world.
- The Cairo Trilogy, by Naguib Mahfouz
Epic tale and an insightful portrait of 1940’s Egypt. This classic Egyptian family drama takes you into the heart of the Old City.
- Apricots on the Nile by Colette Rossant
Memories of Egypt, complete with mouth-watering recipes.
- The Nile by Toby Wilkinson
Downriver through Egypt’s Past and Present. A renowned Egyptologist tells his story of this great civilisation.
- Cairo: The City Victorious by Max Rodenbeck
A celebration through history and culture of this exciting city.