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A Late Beginner [Paperback]

Priscilla Napier
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  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd; New edition edition (20 Jan 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0241117453
  • ISBN-13: 978-0241117453
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.7 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,353,588 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Portrays the author's childhood and her family's life in Egypt in the years before World War I.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Naughtiness on the Nile 18 Oct 2004
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Probably one of the most charming books I have ever read. It is beautifully written with extraordinarily vivid descriptions of life in pre-first world war Cairo. The writer's powers of observation when a child and subsequently remembered in her adult life, are superb. Priscilla Napier's wickedly sharp wit shines through every page. I actually laughed out loud on more than one occasion. It is remarkable that she seems to remember so well how she viewed the world when a headstrong child - her memories and opinions are vivid and convincing, touching and highly entertaining.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A joy to read 19 Mar 2014
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A really delightful book, beautifully written with great charm and humour, well worth buying if you can find a copy. M
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