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Gayer-Anderson: The Life and Afterlife of the Irish Pasha Hardcover – 29 Oct 2016

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press; First Edition edition (29 Oct. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9774168003
  • ISBN-13: 978-9774168000
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 2.3 x 15.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 949,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A delightful portrait of 'John' Gayer-Anderson, which offers both insights into a fascinating man famed for his collecting of antiquities--now spread across the world's museums--and a mirror to the rapidly changing world of the first half of the 20th century. . . . Gayer-Anderson witnessed the fading of the British Empire alongside shifting attitudes to religion and sexuality. His unpublished memoirs, poetry, and drawings underpin this profile that is intimate, amusing, and sometimes gruesome."--Neal Spencer, British Museum


"Gayer-Anderson is a fascinating figure, his name commemorated today in the form of the ancient Egyptian cat sculpture that he gave to the British Museum--the Gayer-Anderson cat. So it is good to have an exhaustive biography at last of this remarkable man."--Penelope Lively


About the Author

Louise Foxcroft is a prize-winning historian and Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge. She has published six books, and has appeared on television and radio. www.louisefoxcroft.com


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