A Cafe on the Nile

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Da Capo Press, Incorporated, 1999 - Fiction - 466 pages
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East Africa, 1935. A nation sits at the brink of war, a city is fraught with conspiracy, and at the Cataract Café in Cairo, a colorful cast of characters - professional hunter Anton Rider, his estranged wife and her Italian lover, the pampered American twins Bernadette and Harriet Mills, a German freebooter who has stolen a fortune in silver from the Italian army, the Goan dwarf and café proprietor Olivio Alevado - gathers to gamble with destiny.
"Pulses with entertainment value . . . The sort of yarn that can keep you up late at night . . . [A] spirited, sensuous, hot-blooded evocation of a rich and eventful historical world" - Richard Bernstein, New York Times
"A breathtakingly entertaining historical novel . . . packed with daring exploits and sinister intrigues, with larger-than-life characters and exotic locales" - Orlando Sentinel
"An enthralling novel" - Booklist
"[A] rattling good blockbuster yarn" - Publishers Weekly
"A Café on the Nile achieves the aim of fiction: The reader gladly suspends disbelief." - Houston Chronicle
"[Bull] is a terrific novelist." - San Jose Mercury News

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Egypt on the brink of World War II is rife with political and economic intrigue, and Cairo is the meeting place for adventurers and scoundrels of all types. No place is more alive with these than the ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Bull is a member of the Royal Geographic Society and the Explorers Club. He was educated at Harvard and Oxford. He has been a student of Africa for over 30 years. He is a lawyer.

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