Monthly Archives: May 2012

Cairo’s lost cathedral

In the epilogue to Grand Hotels of Egypt there’s a photo (detail above, click to enlarge) of the then newly built Nile Hilton in Cairo, taken, I think, some time in the 1960s. Visible behind and to the right of … Continue reading

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The prolific Douglas Sladen and his overachieving friends

I was curious to find out more about him. I discovered the existence of an archive of his personal papers and then was bowled over to learn that this was held in the local-history library in my own neighbourhood of … Continue reading

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