A Café on the Nile

By Bartle Bull
Read by Fred Williams

The Anton Rider Trilogy: Book 2

26.90 Hours 01/01/2007 unabridged
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This stirring sequel to The White Rhino is a historical novel of bold romance and grand adventure that sweeps from cosmopolitan Cairo to the wild highlands of East Africa. A nation sits at the brink of war; a city is fraught with conspiracy. It’s 1935 in East Africa, and at the Cataract Café in Cairo, they gather: professional hunter Anton Rider; his estranged wife and her Italian lover; the pampered American twins, Bernadette and Harriet Mills; an English lord down on his luck; a German freebooter who has stolen a fortune in silver from the Italian army. Under the knowing eye of Goan the dwarf and café proprietor Olivio Alevado, they lay plots and toast alliances. They plan safaris. They gamble with destiny.

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Summary

Summary

This stirring sequel to The White Rhino is a historical novel of bold romance and grand adventure that sweeps from cosmopolitan Cairo to the wild highlands of East Africa.

A nation sits at the brink of war; a city is fraught with conspiracy. It’s 1935 in East Africa, and at the Cataract Café in Cairo, they gather: professional hunter Anton Rider; his estranged wife and her Italian lover; the pampered American twins, Bernadette and Harriet Mills; an English lord down on his luck; a German freebooter who has stolen a fortune in silver from the Italian army. Under the knowing eye of Goan the dwarf and café proprietor Olivio Alevado, they lay plots and toast alliances. They plan safaris. They gamble with destiny.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Pulses with entertainment value…The sort of yarn that can keep you up late at night…[a] spirited, sensuous, hot-blooded evocation of a rich and eventful historical world.” New York Times
“The action is nonstop, the details are rawly authentic and the whole thing makes for a fast-paced and absorbing, if somewhat old-fashioned, read.” Publishers Weekly
“A breathtakingly entertaining historical novel…packed with daring exploits and sinister intrigues, with larger-than-life characters and exotic locales.” Orlando Sentinel
“[Bull] gives us a rich, exciting picture of a world about to disappear.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“A Café on the Nile achieves the aim of fiction: The reader gladly suspends disbelief.” Houston Chronicle
“A breathtakingly entertaining historical novel…packed with daring exploits and sinister intrigues, with larger-than-life characters and exotic locales.” Orlando Sentinel
“An enthralling novel.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Bartle Bull

Bartle Bull is the author of the widely praised African novels The White Rhino Hotel, A Café on the Nile, and The Devil’s Oasis. He is a member of the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers Club and was the publisher of the Village Voice.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 26.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English