Michael Pearce was raised in Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, where his fascination for language began.He later trained as a Russian interpreter but moved away from languages to pursue an academic career, first as lecturer, then as administrator.Michael Pearce now lives in South West London and is best known as the author of the award-winning Mamur Zapt books.
Sheer fun. - The TimesHis sympathetic portrayal of an unfamiliar culture, impeccable historical detail and entertaining dialogue make enjoyable reading. - Sunday TelegraphThe steady pace, atmospheric design and detailed description recreate a complicated city. A recommended historical series. - Library Journal