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Into Suez By Stevie Davies Into Suez Making connections between the Suez Canal War in and the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan this novel about a British couple s disastrous marriage is told by their daughter who has discovere
  • Title: Into Suez
  • Author: Stevie Davies
  • ISBN: 9781906998004
  • Page: 379
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Into Suez By Stevie Davies
    Into Suez By Stevie Davies Making connections between the Suez Canal War in 1949 and the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, this novel about a British couple s disastrous marriage is told by their daughter, who has discovered a diary written by her mother at the end of World War II Ailsa Roberts, the writer of the diary, shows herself to be a vivid and intelligent young Englishwoman who is sailiMaking connections between the Suez Canal War in 1949 and the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, this novel about a British couple s disastrous marriage is told by their daughter, who has discovered a diary written by her mother at the end of World War II Ailsa Roberts, the writer of the diary, shows herself to be a vivid and intelligent young Englishwoman who is sailing with her little daughter on the Empire Glory to join her husband, a Welsh RAF sergeant stationed in Egypt, where Britain still occupies the Suez Canal Zone On the voyage, however, Ailsa falls for Mona, an officer s exotic wife When the women finally disembark in Suez, they face a tumultuous world of casual British racism Joe Roberts, Ailsa s young working class husband, believes he is acting honorably when he tries to end his wife s friendship with Mona, but instead sets off a series of devastating consequences.
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    About “Stevie Davies

    • Stevie Davies

      Welsh born Stevie Davies is a novelist, literary critic, biographer and historian She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Fellow of the Academi Gymreig and is Director of Creative Writing at the University of Wales, Swansea.

    769 thoughts on “Into Suez

    • Regresso ao Suez um livro dif cil de classificar, assim como de explicar N o porque seja mau, ou n o tenha qualidade, mas porque n o um livro para todos os leitores e mesmo para os que poder o gostar, n o um livro para todas as alturas.Antes de entrar na an lise do conte do, gostava de dizer que gosto bastante da capa e da nuance do conte do que ela cria, com tons s psia a cheirar mem rias long nquas procura de serem descobertas.O enredo leva nos para uma Gr Bretanha distante, onde a realidade d [...]


    • Into Suez by Stevie DaviesGenre FictionPages 448Publication date March 8th 2010The year is 1949 Great Britain, victorious but bankrupt after WWII, attempts to reassert itself as an Imperial power by its military presence in the Suez Canal zone Egypt s struggle against its British occupiers has some implicit truths to tell about the recent invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan When Israel declares its statehood and drives out the Arab population, Joe, an RAF sergeant, his wife Ailsa and daughter Nia [...]


    • This was a satisfying book to read full of nuances and a very strong narrative Ailsa befriends Palestinian Mona on the ship heading to Egypt One problem of course is that Mona is an officer s wife, Ailsa is wife to lower ranking Joe, who cannot deal with the friendship on any level Ailsa is well educated and secretly rather despises the other lower ranking wives.Something Ailsa does to help Mona on board ship makes Mona her lifelong beloved friend Nia, IN 1952 a tiny, odd little child, Ailsa and [...]


    • I enjoyed reading this book, very different in its narrative, but in a good literary way It shed light on the racist practices of the British forces in Egypt between 1948 and 1952 against the locals, and identified with the Palestinian cause beautifully, all through the wonderful story of Ailsa and her love to Joe and Mona A sad ending though, but every good story has to end one way or another.A quote to remember, The words of Aneurin Bevan at a peace rally in Trafalgar Square in November 1956 e [...]


    • This book was well reviewed and although mildly enjoyable I didn t find it that rewarding The characters were well developed, and the author captures well the easy racism that I imagine prevailed, but apart from Mona the Palestinian Christian the non British characters are very much in the background The novel builds up well to a surprising denouement but at the same time it is not entirely convincing Is it based on a true story


    • This novel started off well but got so confusing that I lost interest it took an age to read because I couldn t get too enthused about it The subject of the British in Egypt in the 1950s is an interesting one but this didn t enlighten me I m afraid.



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