8 thoughts on “How to post a review for Cairo Mon Amour”

  1. You’ll feel the heat and taste the dust.The corruption and the danger are palpable. Alistair Campbell knows Cairo and he makes sure his readers know it too. An interesting place to visit though I wouldn’t want to live there!
    Alistair’s well researched, punchy prose drives the reader forward to a satisfying if complex and depressing ending. This is his third novel and without doubt, his best. I read it on a computer but I’d suggest buying a ‘hard copy’
    and reading it from start to finish in a comfortable chair with perhaps a glass of red to hand. You’ll be glad you did. Five stars.
    Bill East

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  2. You’ll feel the heat and taste the dust. The corruption and the danger are palpable. Stuart Campbell knows Cairo and he makes sure his readers know it too. An interesting place to visit though I wouldn’t want to live there!
    Stuart’s well researched, punchy prose drives the reader forward to a satisfying if complex and depressing ending. This is his third novel and without doubt, his best.
    I read it on a computer but I’d suggest buying a ‘hard copy’ and reading it from start to finish in a comfortable chair with perhaps a glass of red to hand. You’ll be glad you did. Five stars!!
    Bill East

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  3. I was given an advance review copy of the book by the author and asked to provide a bona fide review. Campbell’s ‘Cairo Mon Amour’ is set in Egypt, UK and the USSR (Russia), with a mixture of good and bad and mixed characters. The story is set in 1973, which is a forgotten year for many people, and particularly historians. The love story, the spy story, the political story and the double-cross story, are played out in the backdrop of the complexity of the Cold War. The international relationships of the superpowers (Russia and USA) are viewed through the bit players of Egyptians, British, Armenians and Israelis. Spies, love, torture, romance and trust lost, are all parts of the plot. The book has good pace for a spy novel. The weaving of the author’s own experiences, while studying n Moscow and Cairo, come through to add authentic flavours to the book. The Arabic language quotes, and specific events, songs and even graffiti have been carefully researched by the professor. Most enjoyable long-weekend read and a reminder of times forgotten.

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