Egypt, Cairo, Ma'adi (1970) - The staff of my 'Mamelouk Palace' in Ma'adi. from left: the famous Hazel (Saida bint Said bin Abdullah), cook and boss; Abdullah (suffragi - houseboy); and Abdu (gardener). Abdullah and Hazel had worked for me at 19 Sharia Port Said. Abdu (twelve years old in this picture) was the little brother of Sayeed, our gardener at No 19. I had to sack Abdu in 1971 when he stole travellers' cheques from my mother's purse.