Letters from Egypt
As a girl, Lady Duff-Gordon was noted both for her beauty and intelligence. As an author, she is most famous for this collection of letters from Egypt. Lady Duff-Gordon had tuberculosis, and went to Egypt for her health. This collection of her personal letters to her mother and her husband. By all accounts everyone loved her, and the letters are very personal in style and content. The letters are as much an introduction to her person as a record of her life on the Upper Nile.
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April 08, 2013
This book was marvellous. a woman suffering from consumption leaves her family for warmer climes. she lives in Egypt among the local people and becomes a much loved and respected figure. she dies attended by her loyal servants who have become a surrogate family ..an exceptional intelligence communicates itself to the reader.