lost Oasis In search of Paradise

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lost Oasis In search of Paradise

Post by Who2 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:49 pm

Written by a pal Robert who used to live in Cairo, I went deep into the Western desert with him once.
I should have advised this to our MT before he even decided to relocate here, it might have saved him a lot of grief.
But did supply us with many laughs.....

It's highly informative and very funny...8)
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2007/ ... l.features


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Re: lost Oasis In search of Paradise

Post by HEPZIBAH » Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:23 pm

May be worth adding to my 'To Read' pile...if I can reach the top of it to add anything to at all!
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Re: lost Oasis In search of Paradise

Post by newcastle » Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:31 pm

Thanks Who2.

Just acquired the kindle version and look forward to reading it by the pool during these long, scorching and pretty boring summer days.

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Re: lost Oasis In search of Paradise

Post by newcastle » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:37 pm

Just finished Lost Oasis by Robert Twigger.....EXCELLENT!

A bit rambling to start with....but once the action gets going, riveting.

Robert's trip at the end, with his pal Steve, and the various characters they meet paints a very genuine picture of desert exploration. And being only a decade ago, you can easily relate to the Egyptians they encounter, the 'difficulties' of officialdom, the police etc etc

I'll definitely be looking up some of Twigger's other writings although I won't be following in his footsteps ( well...maybe a touristy trip to the White Desert, Bahariya, Dakhla.....) The real stuff is far too strenuous for my old bones!

Many thanks Who2 for the recommendation.

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Re: lost Oasis In search of Paradise

Post by Who2 » Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:30 am

The Red Nile also by him is also excellent.....8)
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Re: lost Oasis In search of Paradise

Post by newcastle » Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:36 am

Who2 wrote:The Red Nile also by him is also excellent.....8)
Funny you should say that....I saw it advertised at end of my read....and have bought that too!! :wi

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