The Automobile Club Of Egypt

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0120160118

Once a respected landowner, Abd el-Aziz Gaafar has fallen into penury and has moved his family to Cairo. He is forced into menial work at the Automobile Club, a refuge of colonial luxury and privilege for its European members.

A vibrant and moving story of a family swept up by social unrest in post-War Cairo, written by Alaa Al Aswany, the internationally best-selling author of The Yacoubian Building and Chicago.

Read by Raad Rawi and Emerald O'Hanrahan

Translated by Russell Harris

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

Produced by Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

0220160119

0220160119

Once a respected landowner, Abd el-Aziz Gaafar has fallen into penury and has moved his family to Cairo. He is forced into menial work at the Automobile Club, a refuge of colonial luxury and privilege for its European members.

A vibrant and moving story of a family swept up by social unrest in post-War Cairo, written by Alaa Al Aswany, the internationally best-selling author of The Yacoubian Building and Chicago.

Episode 2:

Abd el-Aziz's wages from the Automobile Club are barely covering his costs. But that is the least of his problems.

Read by Raad Rawi and Amir El-Masry

Translated by Russell Harris

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

Produced by Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

0220160119

Once a respected landowner, Abd el-Aziz Gaafar has fallen into penury and has moved his family to Cairo. He is forced into menial work at the Automobile Club, a refuge of colonial luxury and privilege for its European members.

A vibrant and moving story of a family swept up by social unrest in post-War Cairo, written by Alaa Al Aswany, the internationally best-selling author of The Yacoubian Building and Chicago.

Episode 2:

Abd el-Aziz's wages from the Automobile Club are barely covering his costs. But that is the least of his problems.

Read by Raad Rawi and Amir El-Masry

Translated by Russell Harris

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

Produced by Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

0320160120
0320160120

Once a respected landowner, Abd el-Aziz Gaafar has fallen into penury and has moved his family to Cairo. He is forced into menial work at the Automobile Club, a refuge of colonial luxury and privilege for its European members.

A vibrant and moving story of a family swept up by social unrest in post-War Cairo, written by Alaa Al Aswany, the internationally best-selling author of The Yacoubian Building and Chicago.

Episode 3:

Abd el Aziz gets a new job. With tragic repercussions.

Read by Raad Rawi and Emerald O'Hanrahan

Translated by Russell Harris

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

Produced by Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

0320160120

Once a respected landowner, Abd el-Aziz Gaafar has fallen into penury and has moved his family to Cairo. He is forced into menial work at the Automobile Club, a refuge of colonial luxury and privilege for its European members.

A vibrant and moving story of a family swept up by social unrest in post-War Cairo, written by Alaa Al Aswany, the internationally best-selling author of The Yacoubian Building and Chicago.

Episode 3:

Abd el Aziz gets a new job. With tragic repercussions.

Read by Raad Rawi and Emerald O'Hanrahan

Translated by Russell Harris

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

Produced by Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

0420160121

Once a respected landowner, Abd el-Aziz Gaafar has fallen into penury and has moved his family to Cairo. He is forced into menial work at the Automobile Club, a refuge of colonial luxury and privilege for its European members.

A vibrant and moving story of a family swept up by social unrest in post-War Cairo, written by Alaa Al Aswany, the internationally best-selling author of The Yacoubian Building and Chicago.

Episode 4:

Abd el-Aziz's death triggers strong emotions at the Automobile Club.

Read by Raad Rawi, Amir El-Masry and Emerald O'Hanrahan

Translated by Russell Harris

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

Produced by Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

0420160121

Once a respected landowner, Abd el-Aziz Gaafar has fallen into penury and has moved his family to Cairo. He is forced into menial work at the Automobile Club, a refuge of colonial luxury and privilege for its European members.

A vibrant and moving story of a family swept up by social unrest in post-War Cairo, written by Alaa Al Aswany, the internationally best-selling author of The Yacoubian Building and Chicago.

Episode 4:

Abd el-Aziz's death triggers strong emotions at the Automobile Club.

Read by Raad Rawi, Amir El-Masry and Emerald O'Hanrahan

Translated by Russell Harris

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

Produced by Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

0520160122

Once a respected landowner, Abd el-Aziz Gaafar has fallen into penury and has moved his family to Cairo. He is forced into menial work at the Automobile Club, a refuge of colonial luxury and privilege for its European members.

A vibrant and moving story of a family swept up by social unrest in post-War Cairo, written by Alaa Al Aswany, the internationally best-selling author of The Yacoubian Building and Chicago.

Episode 5:

Kamel takes over his father's job in the storeroom where he makes a powerful contact.

Read by Raad Rawi and Amir El-Masry

Translated by Russell Harris

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

Produced by Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

0520160122

Once a respected landowner, Abd el-Aziz Gaafar has fallen into penury and has moved his family to Cairo. He is forced into menial work at the Automobile Club, a refuge of colonial luxury and privilege for its European members.

A vibrant and moving story of a family swept up by social unrest in post-War Cairo, written by Alaa Al Aswany, the internationally best-selling author of The Yacoubian Building and Chicago.

Episode 5:

Kamel takes over his father's job in the storeroom where he makes a powerful contact.

Read by Raad Rawi and Amir El-Masry

Translated by Russell Harris

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

Produced by Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

0620160125
0620160125

Once a respected landowner, Abd el-Aziz Gaafar has fallen into penury and has moved his family to Cairo. He is forced into menial work at the Automobile Club, a refuge of colonial luxury and privilege for its European members.

A vibrant and moving story of a family swept up by social unrest in post-War Cairo, written by Alaa Al Aswany, the internationally best-selling author of The Yacoubian Building and Chicago.

Episode 6:

Mitsy meets the King of Egypt. But the outcome does not please her father.

Read by Raad Rawi

Translated by Russell Harris

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

Produced by Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

0620160125

Once a respected landowner, Abd el-Aziz Gaafar has fallen into penury and has moved his family to Cairo. He is forced into menial work at the Automobile Club, a refuge of colonial luxury and privilege for its European members.

A vibrant and moving story of a family swept up by social unrest in post-War Cairo, written by Alaa Al Aswany, the internationally best-selling author of The Yacoubian Building and Chicago.

Episode 6:

Mitsy meets the King of Egypt. But the outcome does not please her father.

Read by Raad Rawi

Translated by Russell Harris

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

Produced by Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

0720160126
0720160126

Once a respected landowner, Abd el-Aziz Gaafar has fallen into penury and has moved his family to Cairo. He is forced into menial work at the Automobile Club, a refuge of colonial luxury and privilege for its European members.

A vibrant and moving story of a family swept up by social unrest in post-War Cairo, written by Alaa Al Aswany, the internationally best-selling author of The Yacoubian Building and Chicago.

Episode 7:

Kamel's relationship with Mitsy is deepening. But relations with Alku continue to deteriorate as more staff question his treatment of them.

Read by Raad Rawi and Amir El-Masry

Translated by Russell Harris

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

Produced by Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

0720160126

Once a respected landowner, Abd el-Aziz Gaafar has fallen into penury and has moved his family to Cairo. He is forced into menial work at the Automobile Club, a refuge of colonial luxury and privilege for its European members.

A vibrant and moving story of a family swept up by social unrest in post-War Cairo, written by Alaa Al Aswany, the internationally best-selling author of The Yacoubian Building and Chicago.

Episode 7:

Kamel's relationship with Mitsy is deepening. But relations with Alku continue to deteriorate as more staff question his treatment of them.

Read by Raad Rawi and Amir El-Masry

Translated by Russell Harris

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

Produced by Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

0820160127
0820160127

Once a respected landowner, Abd el-Aziz Gaafar has fallen into penury and has moved his family to Cairo. He is forced into menial work at the Automobile Club, a refuge of colonial luxury and privilege for its European members.

A vibrant and moving story of a family swept up by social unrest in post-War Cairo, written by Alaa Al Aswany, the internationally best-selling author of The Yacoubian Building and Chicago.

Episode 8:

Kamel meets his fellow revolutionaries and a daring plot is hatched.

Read by Raad Rawi and Amir El-Masry

Translated by Russell Harris

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

Produced by Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

0820160127

Once a respected landowner, Abd el-Aziz Gaafar has fallen into penury and has moved his family to Cairo. He is forced into menial work at the Automobile Club, a refuge of colonial luxury and privilege for its European members.

A vibrant and moving story of a family swept up by social unrest in post-War Cairo, written by Alaa Al Aswany, the internationally best-selling author of The Yacoubian Building and Chicago.

Episode 8:

Kamel meets his fellow revolutionaries and a daring plot is hatched.

Read by Raad Rawi and Amir El-Masry

Translated by Russell Harris

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

Produced by Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

0920160128

Once a respected landowner, Abd el-Aziz Gaafar has fallen into penury and has moved his family to Cairo. He is forced into menial work at the Automobile Club, a refuge of colonial luxury and privilege for its European members.

A vibrant and moving story of a family swept up by social unrest in post-War Cairo, written by Alaa Al Aswany, the internationally best-selling author of The Yacoubian Building and Chicago.

Episode 9:

Reprisal is brutal after the King is publically shamed.

Read by Raad Rawi, Amir El-Masry andEmerald O'Hanrahan

Translated by Russell Harris

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

Produced by Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

0920160128

Once a respected landowner, Abd el-Aziz Gaafar has fallen into penury and has moved his family to Cairo. He is forced into menial work at the Automobile Club, a refuge of colonial luxury and privilege for its European members.

A vibrant and moving story of a family swept up by social unrest in post-War Cairo, written by Alaa Al Aswany, the internationally best-selling author of The Yacoubian Building and Chicago.

Episode 9:

Reprisal is brutal after the King is publically shamed.

Read by Raad Rawi, Amir El-Masry andEmerald O'Hanrahan

Translated by Russell Harris

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

Produced by Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

1020160129

Once a respected landowner, Abd el-Aziz Gaafar has fallen into penury and has moved his family to Cairo. He is forced into menial work at the Automobile Club, a refuge of colonial luxury and privilege for its European members.

A vibrant and moving story of a family swept up by social unrest in post-War Cairo, written by Alaa Al Aswany, the internationally best-selling author of The Yacoubian Building and Chicago.

Episode 10:

Events build to a violent climax after which nothing will be the same again.

Read by Raad Rawi, Amir El-Masry and Emerald O'Hanrahan

Translated by Russell Harris

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

Produced by Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.