Hear Dr Carol Cooper read from 'The Girls from Alexandria', a novel in equal parts contemporary mystery and historical fiction.

Set in modern London and the glamorous Egypt of the 1950s, The Girls from Alexandria explores themes of identity, nationality and loss. Dr Carol Cooper (NC 1969) grew up in Alexandria with her Egyptian mother and British father, and her latest novel is a vivid evocation of a distinctive culture.

DR CAROL COOPER (Associate Fellow) combines a successful career in medicine with writing fiction. Born in London, she was eight months old when she moved to Alexandria with her Egyptian mother and British father. She returned to the UK at 18 to go to Cambridge University where she studied medicine and her fellow students. After graduating and moving to London, medical practice took priority. Once she found time to write alongside working as a general practitioner, she became well-known as a medical journalist and for a string of non-fiction books, then novels. Set in Egypt, The Girls from Alexandria is her latest novel.