Red Nile: The Biography of the World's Greatest River

Author(s): Robert Twigger

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A rip-roaring yet intimate biography of the mighty Nile by Robert Twigger, award-winning author of ANGRY WHITE PYJAMAS. 'A tour de force' FINANCIAL TIMES.


So much begins on the banks of the Nile: all religion, all life, all stories, the script we write in, the language we speak, the gods, the legends and the names of stars. This mighty river that flows through a quarter of all Africa has been history's most sustained creator.


In this dazzling, idiosyncratic journey from ancient times to the Arab Spring, award-winning author Robert Twigger weaves a Nile narrative like no other. As he navigates a meandering course through the history of the world's greatest river, he plucks the most intriguing, colourful and dramatic stories - truly a Nile red in tooth and claw.


The result is both an epic journey through the whole sweep of human and pre-human history, and an intimate biography of the curious life of this great river, overflowing with stories of excess, love, passion, splendour and violence.

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A rip-roaring yet intimate biography of the mighty Nile by Robert Twigger, award-winning author of ANGRY WHITE PYJAMAS. 'A tour de force' FINANCIAL TIMES.

Robert Twigger won the SOMERSET MAUGHAM and WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDs for ANGRY WHITE PYJAMAS. His attempt to capture a record-breaking 30-foot python in 1999, BIG SNAKE, was filmed for Channel 4. Having lived in Egypt for many years, he now lives in Dorset with his family.

General Fields

  • : 9781780220932
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Phoenix
  • : April 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Robert Twigger
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 962
  • : 600
  • : illustrations