“For two women to start upon a camping trip in the desert, with only an Arab retinue to protect them, seems to some of our friends to show a too high sense of adventure.” Yet that is exactly what Frances Alexander and Lady Evelyn Cobbold did in 1912! At a time when many would have thought it dangerous and foolish, Alexander had the time of her life and experienced Egypt as few travelers of her day would have been willing to do. With new biographical material about Frances Gordon Alexander and the remarkable Lady Cobbold, this book is more than the original publication.

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