Cleopatra's Needle : Two Wheels by the Water to Cairo, Paperback

Cleopatra's Needle : Two Wheels by the Water to Cairo Paperback


It was a blustery April morning on the Thames Embankment in London when Anne Mustoe set out on a phenomenal lone cycle ride - to the original site of Cleopatra's Needle at Heliopolis in Egypt.

Leaving behind home comforts, she set herself the challenge of travelling close to water wherever possible - via the Seine and the Rhone, then alongside the Burgundy canal, the Po and the Venetian Lagoon.

Before she would reach her final waterway - the evocative Nile - Ms Mustoe would encounter the dusty yet beguiling Near East: Turkey, Syria, the Lebanon and finally Egypt itself.

Anne Mustoe weaves a story of exquisite detail laced with the understated humour that has become her hallmark.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages, 1x8 b/w illustration section
  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Travel writing
  • ISBN: 9780753508138



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