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The Egyptologists

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#1 General Koskov

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Posted 03 December 2003 - 06:18 PM

I have just finished this novel co-authored by Kingsley and another man named Robert Conquest. I was wondering if anyone else had read it...?

My copy is a Penguin paperback that blurbs: 'They behaved like spies and talked like lechers but they called themselves the Egyptologists.'

Takes rather a while for the reader to find out what London's Metropolitan Egyptological Society is really about, but its pretty good.

Although I have not read Col Sun (and still believe that it is good) I found the writing style a bit lacking sometimes. This may be Conquest's writing though--I don't know how two authors split the work of a novel.

Anyway, I'd like to know others' thoughts on this book.

#2 Qwerty


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Posted 03 December 2003 - 07:59 PM

Hmmm, I haven't read this one nor seen it before. Do you know if it is still in print, i'm giessing so since it is a Penguin novel, but, If you have anymore info, please tell! :) I'm very interested and curious.

#3 IndyB007


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Posted 03 December 2003 - 08:30 PM

Yes, more info please.... I've done a few searches for this book since I read your post and can't find any info on it. There is a 1st edition up on eBay though......