Alexandria in paperback in The Guardian
By PETER STOTHARD
On this day three years ago I was in Egypt, writing a diary that became Alexandria: The Last Nights of Cleopatra.
Today, when I am somewhere else writing something else, a handsome Granta paperback appears of this book - £9.99 and at only £7.99, I discover, at Watersones.
I enjoyed reading the reviews last year of the rather pricier hardback but there was a particular pleasure today to read in The Guardian Nicholas Lezard's Paperback of the Week.
I liked what he had to say but I also liked being reminded of New Year 2011 - and hoping that this quieter new year brings both good new words from me (every writer's hope) and new readers for the old.