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

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

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 256 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780753508138
  • DDC分類 915

Full Description


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.

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS                                   viii
INTRODUCTION 1 (106)
1. THE THAMES 6 (9)
2. THE ENGLISH CHANNEL 15 (10)
3. THE SEINE 25 (11)
4. THE BURGUNDY CANAL 36 (8)
5. THE RHONE 44 (15)
6. THE TICINO 59 (8)
7. THE PO 67 (9)
8. ADRIATIC ITALY 76 (10)
9. IONIAN GREECE 86 (21)
10. AEGEAN GREECE 107 (14)
11. AEGEAN TURKEY 121 (20)
12. MEDITERRANEAN TURKEY 141 (32)
13. THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN 173 (19)
14. DESERT DETOUR 192 (14)
15. THE SUEZ CANAL 206 (13)
16. THE NILE 219 (23)
APPENDIX A BICYCLE SPECIFICATIONS 242 (1)
APPENDIX B CLEOPATRA 243 (1)
APPENDIX C FRENCH FISH 244 (1)
INDEX 245