Cleopatra's Needle : Two Wheels by the Water to Cairo Paperback
by Anne Mustoe
It was a blustery April morning on the Thames Embankment in London when Anne Mustoe set out on a phenomenal lone cycle ride - to the original site of Cleopatra's Needle at Heliopolis in Egypt.
Leaving behind home comforts, she set herself the challenge of travelling close to water wherever possible - via the Seine and the Rhone, then alongside the Burgundy canal, the Po and the Venetian Lagoon.
Before she would reach her final waterway - the evocative Nile - Ms Mustoe would encounter the dusty yet beguiling Near East: Turkey, Syria, the Lebanon and finally Egypt itself.
Anne Mustoe weaves a story of exquisite detail laced with the understated humour that has become her hallmark.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages, 1x8 b/w illustration section
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 04/03/2004
- Category: Travel writing
- ISBN: 9780753508138