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The UK is currently “guest of honour” at the Cairo international book fair this year, so I’d expected the press corps to be out in some kind of force. In fact, as far as the British fourth estate is concerned, it seems to be pretty much me, courtesy of the flawless hospitality of the British Council. There are, however, an awful lot of other people here. Cairo may not have the heft in the trade of the big three book fairs – London, Frankfurt and…

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