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TRAVELS WITH A TYPEWRITER A Reporter at Large

By: Frayn Michael

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Faber & Faber London: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012130


A hugely entertaining collection of Michael Frayn's travel writing from the sixties and seventies, including pieces on Germany, Cuba, Israel, Japan and Russia. NEW BOOK View more info

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FREYA STARK PASSIONATE NOMAD

By: Geniesse Jane Fletcher

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Pimlico lONDON: 2000

Seller ID: 2018014


Freya Stark had a career as a writer, explorer and official diplomat. She explored ancient trading routes in the Yemeni desert, Crusaders castles in Syria, uncharted regions of Arabia and Alexander the Great's path through Turkey. She often travelled along through dangerous and uncomfortable territoreis. During the Second World War she worked for the Foreign Office inBaghdad and Cairo and made an ill fated tour of America for the ministry of Information. This is a we... View more info

FREYA STARK PASSIONATE NOMAD

By: Geniesse Jane Fletcher

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus London: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscription in Front.

Seller ID: 2012454


In 1927 a small, slight young Englishwomen, slipped through a military cordon in the Druze mountains of Lebanon and was apprehended by French military police. This marked the start of a life of adventure for Freya Stark and a dazzling career as explorer, writer, photographer and unofficial diplomat for this audacious, charismatic, exasperating, extravagant and remarkable woman. View more info

FREYA STARK Passionate Nomad

By: Geniesse Jane Fletcher

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus, London: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012536


Freya Stark has been described as audacious, charismatic, exasperating, extravagant and remarkable. Whatever the description Freya lived life to the full. She was an explorer, writer, photographer and unofficial diplomat. She travelled throughout the Middle East exploring Yemen, Syria, Persia, Arabia, Turkey and was described by T.E. LAWRENCE AS A GALLANT CREATURE, A REMARKABLE PERSON. During the Second World War she worked for the Foreign Office in Baghdad and Cairo... View more info

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CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE A Woman Journalist's Breathtaking Experiences in War Torn Afghanistan

By: Goodwin Jan

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Macdonald & Co. Ltd., London: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2016027


The author a British born award winning journalist and investigative reported disguised herself as a guerilla, her red hair dyed black and her skin stained to a weather beaten brown she entered Afghanistan and travelled on foot, muleback and by jeep into the war zones with the Afghan resistance. A remarkable story providing first-hand accounts of resistance behind the lines during the Russian occupation. View more info

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PARTING THE DESERT The Creation of the Suez Canal

By: Karabell Zachary

Price: $28.00

Publisher: John Murray, London: 2003

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 2012114


The building of the Suez Canal linking the Mediterranean and the Red Sea was the greatest engineering feat of the nineteenth century, but it was much more than just a marvel of construction. This well researched and presented book is both a transporting narrative and a window into the origins of the modern Middle East. View more info

YOU CAN'T HIDE THE SUN A Journey Through Israel and Palestine

By: McCarthy John

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Bantam Press, London: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012032


A vivid first hand account of life in the middle east today and particularly life as a Palestinian living in Israel today. View more info

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THE WHITE NILE

By: Moorehead Alan

Price: $19.00

Publisher: The Reprint Society UK: 1962

Seller ID: 2012541


This is a classic by Australian author Alan Moorehead. Alan served as a war correspondent in Europe and the Far East in World War 1 and was twice mentioned in despatches and awarded the O.B.E. View more info

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IRAN, IRAQ AND THE ARABIAN PENINSULA 1945-1990

By: Mostyn Trevor

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Facts on File, UK: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscription and Signature of Author

Seller ID: 2012094


"An important and unique reference book detailing, chronologically, the major political, military and economic events in the Gulf states of the Middle East including Iron, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Republic of Yemen from 1945 through to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in late 1990. Inscription and signed by Author. View more info

THE GREAT HEDGE OF INDIA The Story of One of the Least-Known Wonders of Queen Victoria's India.

By: Moxham Roy

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Constable London: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012317


This is the story of one of the least known wonders of Queen Victortia's India - a customs barrier 2,300 miles long, most of it made of hedge. It was manned by 12,000 men and would have stretched from London to Constantinopel, yet few historians mention it and most of us have never heard of it. View more info

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BLOOD-DARK TRACK A Family History

By: O'Neill Joseph

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Granta Books, London: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012042


"At the heart of this history of two families are the stories two flawed and charismatic men. It is a narative of paranoia, espionage and fear, with one of the most notorious political killings in pre-war Ireland playing a key role in its characters' lives." View more info

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AMELIA EDWARDS Traveller, Novelist and Egyptologist

By: Rees Joan

Price: $44.00

Publisher: The Rubicon Press London: 1998

Edition: 1st Soft Cover Edition

Seller ID: 2012531


Amelia Edwards was Founder of the Egypt Exploration Society as well as a novelist, writer and journalist. This biography traces her development from multi-gifted child to adventurous and unconventional woman to her life as dedicated and reclusive worker in the cause of exploring and safeguarding the antiquities of Egypt. View more info

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THE LIFE OF MY CHOICE

By: Thesiger Wilfred

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Fontana, UK: 1988

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 2012477


Renowned for his travels through some of the most inaccessible places on earth Wilfred Thesiger is a legendary figure. Here in his autobiography he reveals the people who most influenced him and the events which enabled him to lead the life of his choice. View more info

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DESERT QUEEN The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell, Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia

By: Wallach Janet

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012288


The untold story of Gertrude Bell, an adventurer on a par with Beryl Markham and Isak Dinesen and a woman as vital to the history of the Middle East as her friend and colleague Lawrence of Arabia. Very nice copy of this biography of Gertrude Bell. View more info

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THE GUNS OF EL KEBIR

By: Wilcox John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Headline Book Publishing Uk: 2009

Edition: 1st Soft Cover Edition

Seller ID: 2012050


A Simon Fonthill novel. "A hero to match Sharpe or Hornblower...Wilcos shows a genius for bringing to light the heat of battle:" Northern Echo View more info