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Down the Nile : alone in a fisherman's skiff

Author: Rosemary Mahoney
Publisher: London : Little, Brown, 2008.
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"When Rosemary Mahoney, in 1998, took a solo trip down the Nile in a seven-foot rowboat, she discovered modern Egypt for herself. As a rower, she faced crocodiles and testy river currents; as a female, she confronted deeply-held beliefs about foreign women while cautiously remaining open to genuine friendship; and, as a traveler, she experienced events that ranged from the humorous to the hair-raising--including an  Read more...
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Named Person: Rosemary Mahoney; Rosemary Mahoney; Rosemary Mahoney
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rosemary Mahoney
ISBN: 9780316019019 0316019011
OCLC Number: 227018494
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Description: 273, 7 pages : map ; 21 cm
Contents: The river that flows the wrong way --
Aswan --
The first small boat in Egypt --
The Cataract Island --
At Elephantine --
Hoda and the women --
Not floating but flying --
Maritime etiquette --
A night at Silwa --
Luxor --
A boat of my own --
Alone --
Fear afloat.
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An exciting and amusing adventure that offers a fresh view of Egypt in the past and the present - by a prize-winning author  Read more...

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'Mahoney, who has been rowing for 10 year, brilliantly juxtaposes an account of her own palm-blistering hours on the Nile...with the diary entries of two Victorian travelers-Gustave Flaubert and Read more...

 
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