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Lady Duff Gordon's account of her time in Egypt tells the at times heartbreaking, at times exhilerating story of an Englishwoman's immersion into Egyptian culture during the 1860s--the first of its kind, and arguably the last. The impact her Letters had on future travellers and the understanding of Egypt imparted was perhaps, regrettably, not as wide or as deep as one would wish, considering the future of the Europeans in Egypt. Still today, her admirable open-mindedness and perspective is enlightening and humbling. She was a remarkable woman and her Letters are no less than a representation of that loveliness and dignity.

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I received Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard for free through Goodreads First Reads Giveaways. Thank you. A delicious romp through Paris, this author's memoir is a charming, captivating and cleverly written love story with recipes. Ms. Bard's humour kept me smiling and there were laugh out loud moments. I loved Paris, although I've never really been, and it felt as if the author took me there. I found myself thinking about food a lot and perhaps reading this book in bed at night, may not have been the wisest decision. There are no bounds for my admiration for those who can cook. .....and for those who can write..... And in this memoir......a winning combination.