Palace Walk

Palace Walk
  • Author : Naguib Mahfouz
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 544
  • Relase : 2016-06-15
  • ISBN : 9781101974674

Palace Walk Book Review:

Volume I of the masterful Cairo Trilogy. A national best-seller in both hardcover and paperback, it introduces the engrossing saga of a Muslim family in Cairo during Egypt's occupation by British forces in the early 1900s.

The Cairo Trilogy

The Cairo Trilogy
  • Author : Naguib Mahfouz
  • Publisher : Everyman's Library
  • Pages : 1368
  • Relase : 2016-06-15
  • ISBN : 9780525432029

The Cairo Trilogy Book Review:

Naguib Mahfouz’s magnificent epic trilogy of colonial Egypt appears here in one volume for the first time. The Nobel Prize—winning writer’s masterwork is the engrossing story of a Muslim family in Cairo during Britain’s occupation of Egypt in the early decades of the twentieth century. The novels of The Cairo Trilogy trace three generations of the family of tyrannical patriarch Al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawad, who rules his household with a strict hand while living a secret life of self-indulgence. Palace Walk introduces us to his gentle, oppressed wife, Amina, his cloistered daughters, Aisha and Khadija, and his three sons–the tragic and idealistic Fahmy, the dissolute hedonist Yasin, and the soul-searching intellectual Kamal. Al-Sayyid Ahmad’s rebellious children struggle to move beyond his domination in Palace of Desire, as the world around them opens to the currents of modernity and political and domestic turmoil brought by the 1920s. Sugar Street brings Mahfouz’s vivid tapestry of an evolving Egypt to a dramatic climax as the aging patriarch sees one grandson become a Communist, one a Muslim fundamentalist, and one the lover of a powerful politician. Throughout the trilogy, the family’s trials mirror those of their turbulent country during the years spanning the two World Wars, as change comes to a society that has resisted it for centuries. Filled with compelling drama, earthy humor, and remarkable insight, The Cairo Trilogy is the achievement of a master storyteller.

Palace Walk

Palace Walk
  • Author : Najīb Maḥfūẓ
  • Publisher : Anchor Books
  • Pages : 498
  • Relase : 1991
  • ISBN : 9780385264662

Palace Walk Book Review:

The first book of the Cairo Trilogy recreates turn-of-the-century Cairo, with characters who are simultaneously disciplined and sensual

Palace of Desire

Palace of Desire
  • Author : Naguib Mahfouz
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2016-06-15
  • ISBN : 9781101974728

Palace of Desire Book Review:

The second volume of the highly acclaimed Cairo Trilogy from the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Filled with compelling drama, earthy humor, and remarkable insight, Palace Of Desire is the unforgettable story of the violent clash between ideals and realities, dreams and desires.

Sugar Street

Sugar Street
  • Author : Naguib Mahfouz
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 308
  • Relase : 1994
  • ISBN : 9780552995825

Sugar Street Book Review:

Sugar Street, the climactic conclusion to Mafhouz s masterpiece trilogy, is the captivating portrait of a family struggling to change with the rise of modern Egypt. As Cairo shrugs off the final vestiges of colonialism, Ahmad Al Jawad has lost his

Palace of Desire

Palace of Desire
  • Author : Najīb Maḥfūẓ
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 422
  • Relase : 1992
  • ISBN : 9780385264686

Palace of Desire Book Review:

A Nobel laureate's collection of five original tales inspired by the Egypt of the pharaohs brings the world of ancient Egypt face-to-face with modern times. Reprint.

A Walk Through the Memory Palace

A Walk Through the Memory Palace
  • Author : Pamela Johnson Parker
  • Publisher : Phoenicia Publishing
  • Pages : 30
  • Relase : 2009-09-11
  • ISBN : 0978174968

A Walk Through the Memory Palace Book Review:

Poems by Pamela Johnson Parker; winner of the 2009 qarrtsiluni chapbook contest.

Sugar Street

Sugar Street
  • Author : Naguib Mahfouz
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2016-06-15
  • ISBN : 9781101974735

Sugar Street Book Review:

Master storyteller Naguib Mahfouz crowns his best-selling Cairo Trilogy with this final chronicle of the Abdal-Jawad clan, climaxing the story begun in Palace Walk and continued in Palace Of Desire.

The Red Palace

The Red Palace
  • Author : June Hur
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Pages : 222
  • Relase : 2022-01-25
  • ISBN : 9781250800565

The Red Palace Book Review:

June Hur, critically acclaimed author of The Silence of Bones and The Forest of Stolen Girls, returns with The Red Palace—a third evocative, atmospheric historical mystery perfect for fans of Courtney Summers and Kerri Maniscalco. To enter the palace means to walk a path stained in blood... Joseon (Korea), 1758. There are few options available to illegitimate daughters in the capital city, but through hard work and study, eighteen-year-old Hyeon has earned a position as a palace nurse. All she wants is to keep her head down, do a good job, and perhaps finally win her estranged father's approval. But Hyeon is suddenly thrust into the dark and dangerous world of court politics when someone murders four women in a single night, and the prime suspect is Hyeon's closest friend and mentor. Determined to prove her beloved teacher's innocence, Hyeon launches her own secret investigation. In her hunt for the truth, she encounters Eojin, a young police inspector also searching for the killer. When evidence begins to point to the Crown Prince himself as the murderer, Hyeon and Eojin must work together to search the darkest corners of the palace to uncover the deadly secrets behind the bloodshed. Praise for The Red Palace: An ABA Indie Bestseller A Junior Library Guild Selection Forbes Most Anticipated Book of 2022 Selection "A tense political thriller, a beautiful romance, and a coming of age all in one unique package." —School Library Journal, starred review "This atmospheric historical mystery will transport and captivate readers ... A beautifully written story full of historical and cultural details that will leave readers aching for a follow-up." —Booklist, starred review "An expertly choreographed mystery with a touch of romance and an emotionally satisfying conclusion ... The perfect book to curl up with for a cozy winter afternoon of murder and intrigue." —NPR

Midaq Alley

Midaq Alley
  • Author : Naguib Mahfouz
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2016-06-15
  • ISBN : 9781101974667

Midaq Alley Book Review:

Widely acclaimed as Naguib Mahfouz's best novel, Midaq Alley brings to life one of the hustling, teeming back alleys of Cairo in the 1940s. From Zaita the cripple-maker to Kirsha the hedonistic cafe owner, from Abbas the barber who mistakes greed for love to Hamida who sells her soul to escape the alley, from waiters and widows to politicians, pimps, and poets, the inhabitants of Midaq Alley vividly evoke Egypt's largest city as it teeters on the brink of change. Never has Nobel Prize-winner Mahfouz's talent for rich and luxurious storytelling been more evident than here, in his portrait of one small street as a microcosm of the world on the threshold of modernity.

The Ice Palace

The Ice Palace
  • Author : Tarjei Vesaas
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2018-01-25
  • ISBN : 9780241321249

The Ice Palace Book Review:

'How simple this novel is. How subtle. How strong. How unlike any other. It is unique. It is unforgettable. It is extraordinary' Doris Lessing 'I'm surprised it isn't the most famous book in the world' Max Porter, author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers 'She was close to the edge now: the ice laid its hand upon her' The schoolchildren call it the Ice Palace: a frozen waterfall in the Norwegian fjords transformed into a fantastic structure of translucent walls, sparkling towers and secret chambers. It fascinates two young girls, lonely Unn and lively Siss, who strike up an intense friendship. When Unn decides to explore the Ice Palace alone and doesn't return, Siss must try to cope with the loss of her friend without succumbing to a frozen world of her own making.

Golden Child

Golden Child
  • Author : Claire Adam
  • Publisher : SJP for Hogarth
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2019
  • ISBN : 9780525572992

Golden Child Book Review:

"Published in Great Britain by Faber and Faber UK"--Title page verso.

Children of the Alley

Children of the Alley
  • Author : Naguib Mahfouz
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2016-06-15
  • ISBN : 9780525431589

Children of the Alley Book Review:

The tumultuous alley of this rich and intricate novel (first published in Arabic in 1959) is inhabited by a delightful Egyptian family, but is also the setting for a second, hidden, and more daring narrative: the spiritual history of humankind. The men and women of a modern Cairo neighborood unwittingly reenact the lives of their holy ancestors: from the feudal lord who disowns one son for diabolical pride and puts another to the test, to the savior of a succeeding generation who frees his people from bondage. This powerful novel confirms again the richness and variety of Mahfouz's storytelling and his status as "the single most important writer in modern Arabic literature" (Newsweek).

Moonwalking with Einstein

Moonwalking with Einstein
  • Author : Joshua Foer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2011-03-03
  • ISBN : 9781101475973

Moonwalking with Einstein Book Review:

“Highly entertaining.” —Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker “Funny, curious, erudite, and full of useful details about ancient techniques of training memory.” —The Boston Globe The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories.

Mrs Queen Takes the Train

Mrs Queen Takes the Train
  • Author : William Kuhn
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2012-10-16
  • ISBN : 9780062208309

Mrs Queen Takes the Train Book Review:

“A witty, contemporary story of the Downton Abbey-esque tensions between servants and employers, the young and the old, and tradition and modernity.” — Glamour An absolute delight of a debut novel by William Kuhn—author of Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books—Mrs Queen Takes the Train wittily imagines the kerfuffle that transpires when a bored Queen Elizabeth strolls out of the palace in search of a little fun, leaving behind a desperate team of courtiers who must find the missing Windsor before a national scandal erupts. After decades of service and years of watching her family's troubles splashed across the tabloids, Britain's Queen is beginning to feel her age. An unexpected opportunity offers her relief: an impromptu visit to a place that holds happy memories—the former royal yacht, Britannia, now moored near Edinburgh. Hidden beneath a skull-emblazoned hoodie, the limber Elizabeth (thank goodness for yoga) walks out of Buckingham Palace and heads for King's Cross to catch a train to Scotland. But a colorful cast of royal attendants has discovered her missing. In uneasy alliance a lady-in-waiting, a butler, an equerry, a girl from the stables, a dresser, and a clerk from the shop that supplies Her Majesty's cheese set out to bring her back before her absence becomes a national scandal. Comic and poignant, fast-paced and clever, Mrs Queen Takes the Train tweaks the pomp of the monarchy, going beneath its rigid formality to reveal the human heart of the woman at its center.

In the Skin of a Lion

In the Skin of a Lion
  • Author : Michael Ondaatje
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2011-04-06
  • ISBN : 9780307776631

In the Skin of a Lion Book Review:

Bristling with intelligence and shimmering with romance, this novel tests the boundary between history and myth. Patrick Lewis arrives in Toronto in the 1920s and earns his living searching for a vanished millionaire and tunneling beneath Lake Ontario. In the course of his adventures, Patrick's life intersects with those of characters who reappear in Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning The English Patient. 256 pp.

The Time and the Place

The Time and the Place
  • Author : Naguib Mahfouz
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2016-06-15
  • ISBN : 9780525431633

The Time and the Place Book Review:

Selected and translated by the distinguished scholar Denys Johnson-Daivies, these stories have all the celebrated and distinctive characters and qualities found in Mahfouz's novels: The denizens of the dark, narrow alleyways of Cairo, who struggle to survive the poverty; melancholy ruminations on death; experiments with the supernatural; and witty excursions into Cairene middle-class life.

Walking Thru Byzantium

Walking Thru Byzantium
  • Author : Jan Kostenec,A. Tayfun Öner
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 168
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : 9944099406

Walking Thru Byzantium Book Review:

Byzanz - Konstantinopel - Palast - Mosaik.

Memory Palace

Memory Palace
  • Author : Hari Kunzru,Laurie Britton Newell,Ligaya Salazar
  • Publisher : Victoria & Albert Museum
  • Pages : 111
  • Relase : 2013
  • ISBN : 1851777369

Memory Palace Book Review:

"Commissioned by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Memory Palace forms the basis for an innovative exhibition in partnership with Sky Arts Ignition that explores the relationship between the written word and its visual interpretation. This volume includes preliminary drawings by 20 leading typographers, illustrators and graphic designers whose work features in the exhibition, alongside a contextual essay by the curators, Laurie Britton Newell and Ligaya Salazar, and a graphic story by Robert Hunter"--Printed wrapper on bottom board.

Urban Rambles

Urban Rambles
  • Author : Nicholas Rudd-Jones
  • Publisher : Frances Lincoln
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2018-07-31
  • ISBN : 9780711240094

Urban Rambles Book Review:

An illustrated city walking guide like no other. Whether you’re a city-dweller who wants to explore your home turf, or a keen country walker who likes the idea of trying something different, or a discerning weekend breaker who wants to get under the skin of a city in a day or two, Urban Rambles is the book to inspire you to get out and explore your nearest city on foot. Each of these 20 walks includes: a GPS enabled map configured for your mobile device specially commissioned illustrations of the route and walk data inspiring photographs of the things you will see along the way information on green spaces and architectural gems recommended cafes, pubs and independent shops England's cities have become much more walkable places in the last decade, with huge investments in green spaces, redevelopment of old industrial areas and a complete urban planning re-think in favour of pedestrians. Walking in a city is the healthy lifestyle choice, offering you the chance to exercise and the calming powers of green spaces. Choose from cathedral cities like York and Lincoln, seats of learning like Cambridge and Oxford, trading ports like Bristol and Liverpool, cities designed for pleasure like Brighton and Bath. Choose to visit Victorian industrial cities Manchester, Sheffield and Birmingham, and of course the nation’s capital, where a new 25-mile circular route takes you from urban regeneration through the Olympic Park and past rivers, parks and palaces.