"I implore you, as I implore the whole of Egypt, to let no one harm the sacred union of the Cross and the Crescent...In truth,
here there are neither Copts nor Muslims, only Egyptians." So begins Farag Moussa's compelling narrative of his late father's
life - an engaging and comprehensive tour that tells a very human life story, but also brings in the vanished world of Egypt's
belle epoque. Over the course of a distinguished career, Moussa recounts an educated Egypt perspective on places as diverse
as Addis Ababa and Washington DC, and characters as diverse as Evelyn Waugh and Benito Mussolini.