Reviews

  • 'The Cairo Trilogy has made its mark on Anglo-American literary tastes because of its unusual grandeur, a technically "Good Read" - recalling Dickens, Flaubert, Zola, even Galsworthy - which still engages the dynamic society of Egypt in the first half of the century'

    Glasgow Herald
  • 'His masterpiece'

    The Sunday Times
  • 'Mahfouz's scope is vast and his concerns are not only still evident today, but crucial'

    The Scotsman
  • 'Proust, Tolstoy and Balzac are the names most frequently flung around in company with that of Mahfouz...I thought of Galsworthy, reading Sugar Street'

    Spectator
  • 'Sugar Street is a marvellous novel, with many messages, open and concealed, for those who will be instructed'

    The Times Literary Supplement

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