March 2018 e-Newsletter

A Grand Hotels Celebration

The AUC Press chose to celebrate the publication of Andrew Humphreys’s beautifully illustrated book Grand Hotels of Egypt in the Golden Age of Travel earlier this month at Cairo’s downtown Windsor Hotel.

The event, held in the Barrel Lounge of this historic hotel, with its former bar-restaurant Parisiana Café once one of Cairo’s most popular night spots, was attended by some four hundred guests, including ambassadors, journalists, authors, and AUC Press friends.

Some guests and AUC Press staff opted for the 1940s look, including famous Egyptian actress Libliba.

In Grand Hotels of Egypt, the author writes of the Windsor: “The history of the hotel remains present in every piece of furniture and every fitting.”

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In the Spring Catalog

This Spring we are publishing a colorful new selection and variety of titles: they include the eagerly awaited third and final installment of Jason Thompson’s Wonderful Things, Zora O’Neill’s warm and witty travel account, All Strangers Are Kin: Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World, Humphrey Davies’s and Lesley Lababidi’s fascinating A Field Guide to the Street Names of Central Cairo, explaining what the capital’s street names commemorate and when they were first recorded, and Jihad of the Pen: The Sufi Literature of West Africa, which explores the intellectual writings of some of that region’s most influential Muslim spiritual thinkers.

Click here to browse the complete Spring 2018 catalog.

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Aristocrats and Archaeologists book cover

Book Of The Month

Aristocrats and Archaeologists
An Edwardian Journey on the Nile

By Toby Wilkinson and Julian Platt
A collection of letters in a small painted box passed down through three generations of a London family is the starting point for a vivid account of a three-month journey up and down the Nile in a bygone age.

The letters, like a time capsule, bring to life a lost world of Edwardian travel and social mores, of Egypt on the brink of the modern age, of the great figures of Egyptology, of aristocrats and archaeologists.

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London Book Fair


10–12 April
The London Book Fair
Olympia, London

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