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DURRELL, L.: Mountolive (Abridged)


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DURRELL, L.: Mountolive (Abridged)

‘With the open sesame of language ready to hand, he suddenly began to find himself really penetrating a foreign country’ In Mountolive the third volume in Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet, the events surrounding the interwoven community of Nessim, Justine, Narouz, Pursewarden and the other major characters are given a very different perspective. The intrigues and complex relationships are seen through the political prism of a world plunging towards war. David Mountolive, once emotionally involved with Nessim’s set, now returns to Egypt as the British ambassador…

Disc 1

1.   Across the waters of Mareotis 00:07:49
2.   Leila - lips brush wrist 00:05:36
3.   The home of the Coptic squire 00:09:35
4.   The love of the inexperienced 00:10:00
5.   Itinerant diplomacy - and letters from Egypt 00:09:06
6.   The writer, Ludwig Pursewarden 00:08:44
7.   Promotion - and the long - awaited posting 00:05:10
8.   Berlin: a malignant euphoria 00:05:07
9.   The Foreign Office - a warning 00:11:06
10.   Deep in snow, the memories 00:07:17

Disc 2

1.   A briefing from Pursewarden 00:10:32
2.   Nessim's discourse on Coptic politics 00:12:15
3.   Ambassador David Mountolive 00:09:09
4.   Arrival in Alexandria 00:09:03
5.   Alexandrian images as Clea paints 00:05:40
6.   In the bubble of the Etoile - Melissa 00:09:04
7.   An unexpected liaison 00:11:59
8.   Mystery or simply a betrayal 00:10:17

Disc 3

1.   A very private understanding 00:12:08
2.   The conspirators at home 00:05:13
3.   Narouz - treading on quicksand 00:07:28
4.   Proof from Maskelyne 00:10:14
5.   Memlik - incurably venal 00:05:36
6.   According to plan 00:08:38
7.   An invitation from Leila 00:07:58
8.   A stiff whisky 00:05:34
9.   'The day of his death' 00:13:51

Total Playing Time: 03:54:09

Durrell, Lawrence

Anthony, Nigel

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA306112

Barcode: 0730099006125

Boxset: NAX24012

Physical Release: 08/1995

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