Melanie Mauthner studied Modern Languages at Wadham College, Oxford and worked as a sociology lecturer before becoming a translator.
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There is no better lycée than Our Lady of the Nile. Nor is there any higher. Twenty-five hundred meters, the white teachers proudly proclaim. Two thousand four hundred ninety-three meters, points out Sister Lydwine, our geography teacher. Were so close to heaven, whispers Mother Superior, clasping her hands together.