The cold, misty Kent marshes--Pip, an orphan, is terrified when an escaped convict appears out of the gloom and threatens him, and then the strange and sinister Miss Havisham sends for him. What will Pip do when he discovers he has come into riches--and will he ever find out who ... read full description below.
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The cold, misty Kent marshes--Pip, an orphan, is terrified when an escaped convict appears out of the gloom and threatens him, and then the strange and sinister Miss Havisham sends for him. What will Pip do when he discovers he has come into riches--and will he ever find out who his benefactor is?
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||This brief historical account of the Gaza Strip will provide more than enough background for readers, especially those not particularly familiar with Middle East Politics, to understand the current conflict. The author, a Buenos Aires-based journalist for a Swedish newspaper, begins his narrative with the period of the Egyptians, ancient Hebrews, and Philistines, progressing through the Greeks, Persians, and Romans. The early Christians, the Arabs, and the Crusaders are followed by succeeding invasions by the Tartars, Mongols, and the Mamluks. Modern history of the area is dated from the period of the Ottoman Turks, who were removed by the British after World War I. All this leads up to the contemporary period and the establishment of Israel and its continued difficulties with the Palestinians and the Egyptians, both of whom will share leadership of the Strip. Several chapters deal with Israeli-Palestinian relations, primarily the Palestinian attacks on Israeli citizens. This is an exemplary source on the Gaza Strip that can be read in a single sitting to get up to speed in understanding its current control by Hamas and its terrorist implications. -- Choice
Hilary Burningham is a former teacher and the author of the Graphic Shakespeare series. Chris Rowlatt is an illustrator and artist.