Angels of Cairo

Robert Clifford is in Cairo to present his latest film for a festival prize. It has taken seven gruelling years of his life to make and is definitely NOT a film about his mother. But his moment in the spotlight is not quite as he scripted. There are rumours the jury could be influenced. Nobody can lay their hands on a copy of the film. And even his girlfriend thinks it’s about his mother.


Cliff’s producer has not turned up but sent his nephew Lewis Proudfoot instead. Lewis has a script of his own to sell and is determined that everyone should hear about it. Then a meeting is arranged with a group of the festival organiser’s friends, who may or may not be revolutionaries...

Angels of Cairo is a fast-moving, acerbic comedy told over a single day but capturing a lifetime of angst and self-doubt.

Reviews

  • "Freewheeling, spiky and laugh-out-loud funny, Raymond's giddy comedy of angst-ridden filmmakers adrift in the heat of Cairo fizzes with one-liners and exquisitely constructed set-pieces."

    Waterstones

  • "Angels of Cairo is an artfully constructed tale of anxiety and impending doom."

    Nation.Cymru

  • "Gary Raymond is a brilliantly funny writer and this book is arguably his best yet."

    Jenny White, The Western Mail

Gary Raymond

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Publication details:

Angels of Cairo
Parthian (2021)

215pp

Translation rights:

Richard Davies
Parthian Books
The Old Surgery
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SA43 1ED,
Cymru / Wales, UK

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