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A Fistful of Pearls and Other Tales from Iraq

by Elizabeth Laird and Shelley Fowles
£4.99   paperback  Frances Lincoln Publishers (2008)

A Fistful of Pearls and Other Tales from Iraq by Elizabeth Laird and Shelley Fowles Secret serpents, devilish demons, mysterious magicians the folk tales of Iraq teem with otherworldly creatures, magic and earthy humour.
 
Award-winning novelist Elizabeth Laird has gathered together the very best Iraqi stories during her time in the Middle East stories ranging from thieving porcupines who get their come-uppance to the hilarious tale of the chaos caused by a handsome stranger who knocks at a house inside which lurks a marriageable daughter.
 
Meticulously researched and elegantly retold, the stories reveal the true, traditional heart of Iraq, far removed from today's news headlines.

ISBN 13: 9781845076412 | ISBN 10: 1845076419