The Rivers of Babylon

In this sequel to Liddell's Unreal City, the expatriate Charles Harbord presents a sophisticated picture of social life in Cairo during the last months before the Suez crisis. He is one of those transplanted 20th century Englishmen whose half disillusioned, half affectionate attachment to some exotic environment is the personification of a character about which Robert Liddell is uniquely qualified to write, and does so, with distinction.