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Jane goes to Egypt 1979 [Kindle Edition]

Jane Akshar
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Back in 1979, when I was 24, my Dad’s boss said to him. “Silly question Alec, you don’t know anyone who would be interested in going to Egypt do you. My sister is organising a trip and someone has let her down." Of course he did, me! I had loved Egypt since I was 9. This was my very first trip to Egypt, I kept a diary and I still have the photos. I have put it all together, now I have been living in Egypt for 10 years and have some new information and laugh at my old self.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1553 KB
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AQMSGTO
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #257,663 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The beginning of fulfilling a dream 28 April 2014
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Absolutely loved this book. It's easy to read, interesting and a great insight for everyone who loves Ancient Egypt. Couldn't stop reading until it was finished. Great stuff Jane. Definitely 5 stars.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ok...quite good. 24 Nov 2013
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I love reading about Egypt, whether it's fact or fiction based, I love it. This is just the sort of book I like to read. It consists of Jane's diary entries from 1979 when she went on her first trip to this wonderful place. There are also comments on the diary entries which she has added at the time of writing the book, years later. Lots of photos are included, a very good amount. Unfortunately a lot of them are not so good but remember this is 1979 and she does comment that her camera was not so great then and many of these places now do not allow photography. I purchased the kindle edition and read it on a Kindle Fire HD and, even when enlarging each picture, the details were often hard to make out, not very clear. I did try on the kindle app on my computer and must say the pictures do translate a bit better to that media. I'm not keen on the use of red writing for the diary entries. I feel these would have been better presented in italics or a handwriting style font if she wanted to do them in a different fashion to the rest of the text so as to separate the past diary entries. Links are included to further photos on the internet so this more than makes up for the low quality images in the book. I did have a bit of a look up on the internet about this book and the author mentioned that she purposely didn't have it proof-read to make it seem more 'real'- not to me though! There are very basic mistakes here which stand out like a sore thumb, you don't need a proof-reader to see this as it's so obvious. Especially for a now Egyptologist? It just doesn't seem as learned as you would expect. It just makes it seem rushed and a slap dash effort to me. There is a lack of am and pm indications and no twenty-four hour clock timings so how do you know if a flight is eg. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Diary By Brilliant Woman 3 Sep 2013
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I Have never been one for reading other peoples diaries but this was a must.
Written in everyday language it gives you a good insight as to what you might expect when you arrive in Egypt and on your holiday.
The diary is factual and makes a good read even if you have been to Egypt before.
A very usefull book.
Thanks Jane
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brought back memories 8 Jun 2013
By Carrie
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Reading Jane's book reminded me of my very first trip to Egypt, very enjoyable and very tree. Thank you Jane.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ok...quite good. 24 Nov 2013
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I love reading about Egypt, whether it's fact or fiction based, I love it. This is just the sort of book I like to read. It consists of Jane's diary entries from 1979 when she went on her first trip to this wonderful place. There are also comments on the diary entries which she has added at the time of writing the book, years later. Lots of photos are included, a very good amount. Unfortunately a lot of them are not so good but remember this is 1979 and she does comment that her camera was not so great then and many of these places now do not allow photography. I purchased the kindle edition and read it on a Kindle Fire HD and, even when enlarging each picture, the details were often hard to make out, not very clear. I did try on the kindle app on my computer and must say the pictures do translate a bit better to that media. I'm not keen on the use of red writing for the diary entries. I feel these would have been better presented in italics or a handwriting style font if she wanted to do them in a different fashion to the rest of the text so as to separate the past diary entries. Links are included to further photos on the internet so this more than makes up for the low quality images in the book. I did have a bit of a look up on the internet about this book and the author mentioned that she purposely didn't have it proof-read to make it seem more 'real'- not to me though! There are very basic mistakes here which stand out like a sore thumb, you don't need a proof-reader to see this as it's so obvious. Especially for a now Egyptologist? It just doesn't seem as learned as you would expect. It just makes it seem rushed and a slap dash effort to me. There is a lack of am and pm indications and no twenty-four hour clock timings so how do you know if a flight is eg. five o'clock in the morning or evening? Later there is one am or pm entry, so it seems a bit confused. Inge is sometimes spelt as I've just written and sometimes as Inga. There is a lack of punctuation in the diary entries, then later there are some comma's. I realise the author said she left it largely as she had written all those years ago but it doesn't stick to one style or the other and I think, in a book you are paying for, you should present it as well as you possibly can. I'm not keen on the use of 'lol' in a book such as this and this does occur a couple of times. Jane says this was the best holiday she had ever had but I didn't really feel the passion for the place in her writing, it just didn't come across. At the end of the book, the real reason for doing this project becomes apparent; Jane has now made Egypt her home and has a business which provides accommodation and tours for people wanting to make the same trip as she did all those years ago. This book is a wonderful tool for this but I think it would be even better if she could just clean up the spelling/punctuation etc. I would read more from this author-I would be interested to read how she came to meet her husband and decided to go and live in Egypt. UPDATE: I found another book by this author, 'Jane's Jaunt-living in Luxor the early days' and downloaded a kindle sample. This deals with when she moved to Egypt to live in 2003 and is so much more detailed than the book I have just reviewed, well presented too so I have now bought the full book and can recommend this. The photos are lovely and clear in this book and, although not perfect, it is much more accurate spelling and punctuation-wise. In this book the author's passion for Egypt really does come across as does her personality, I'm really enjoying this book.
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