This was loaned to me and it sat by the front door waiting to be returned, because I couldn't bear the thought of ploughing through such a thick tome. But like other readers, when I realised it was actually three books in one and when I'd run out of anything to read, I had to give it a go. And I am so pleased I did. Fantastic. I have to admit I found the first novel the most enjoyable, but even though I read this a year ago, scenes still come to mind. It was an education, again I knew nothing of the history, but still, it was a story of a family, and what a family.
Uplifting, depressing, all in one go - Egypt's answer to the Forsythe Saga I suppose! If you like to be carried along with tales of family lives in foreign locations, I thoroughly recommend this - maybe not a holiday read, you might have to forgo half the contents of your suitcase, but do read. I'm glad I stuck it out and read to the end, actually I don't think you could do otherwise. Brilliant!