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Travel Writing and Guides - Middle East -

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 12 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Land of the Turquoise Mountains: Journeys Across Iran by Cyrus Massoudi
    Land of the Turquoise Mountains: Journeys Across Iran - by Cyrus Massoudi

    £11.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784535704 | ISBN 10: 1784535702

    For Cyrus Massoudi, a young British born Iranian, the country his parents were forced to flee thirty years ago was a place wholly unknown to him. Wanting to make sense of his roots and piece together the divided, divisive and deeply contradictory puz ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Tourist in the Arab Spring by Tom Chesshyre
    A Tourist in the Arab Spring - by Tom Chesshyre

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781841624754 | ISBN 10: 1841624756

    In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, war reporters rushed to publish accounts of the uprising. Tom Chesshyre took a different approach – he jumped on a plane and became the first to return to the region as a tourist. The result is the fascinating, st ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness: Arab Travellers in the Far North by Ibn Fadlan, translated with an introduction by Paul Lunde and Caroline Stone
    Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness: Arab Travellers in the Far North - by Ibn Fadlan, translated with an introduction by Paul Lunde and Caroline Stone

    £12.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780140455076 | ISBN 10: 0140455078

    In 922 AD, an Arab envoy from Baghdad named Ibn Fadlan encountered a party of Viking traders on the upper reaches of the Volga River. In his subsequent report on his mission he gave a meticulous and astonishingly objective description of Viking custo ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Winter in Arabia: A Journey Through Yemen by Freya Stark
    A Winter in Arabia: A Journey Through Yemen - by Freya Stark

    £11.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781848851924 | ISBN 10: 1848851928

    Freya Stark is most famous for her travels in Arabia at a time when very few men, let alone women, had fully explored its vast hinterlands. In 1934, she made her first journey to the Hadhramaut in what is now Yemen - the first woman to do so alone. E ... more

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  • Cover image of book Basrayatha: The Story of a City by Muhammad Khudayyir
    Basrayatha: The Story of a City - by Muhammad Khudayyir

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781844672332 | ISBN 10: 1844672336

    Basrayatha is a literary tribute by author Muhammad Khudayyir to the city of his birth, Basra, on the Shatt al-Arab waterway in southern Iraq.  Just as a city’s inhabitants differ from outsiders through their knowledge of its streets and stories, so ... more

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  • Cover image of book Palestinian Walks: Notes from a Vanishing Landscape by Raja Shehadah
    Palestinian Walks: Notes from a Vanishing Landscape - by Raja Shehadah

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781861978998 | ISBN 10: 1861978995

    When Raja Shehadeh first started hill walking in Palestine in the late 1970s he was not aware that he was travelling through a vansihing landscape. The hills would have seemed familiar to Christ - until the day concrete was poured over the flora and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Yemen: Travels in Dictionary Land by Tim Mackintosh-Smith
    Yemen: Travels in Dictionary Land - by Tim Mackintosh-Smith

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780719597404 | ISBN 10: 0719597404

    Our ideas of the Arabian Peninusula have been hijacked: by images of the desert, by oil, by the Gulf War. But there is another Arabia.For the Classical geographers Yemen was a fabulous land where flying serpents guarded sacred incense groves. Medieva ... more

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  • Cover image of book Magic Bus: On the Hippie Trail from Istanbul to India by Rory Maclean
    Magic Bus: On the Hippie Trail from Istanbul to India - by Rory Maclean

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780141015958 | ISBN 10: 0141015950

    In the 1960s hundreds of thousands of young Westerners, inspired by Kerouac and the Beatles, blazed the 'hippie trail' overland from Istanbul to Kathmandu in search of enlightenment and a bit of cheap dope.  Since the Summer of Love, the coun ... more

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  • Cover image of book Paradise Divided: A Portrait of Lebanon by Alex Klaushofer
    Paradise Divided: A Portrait of Lebanon - by Alex Klaushofer

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781904955351 | ISBN 10: 1904955355

    This timely portrait of Lebanon exposes the fault lines that underlie the current crisis in the Middle East, and charts the country’s attempts to rebuild a fragile peace after its long civil war and recent conflict with Israel.  Part reportag ... more

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  • Cover image of book Syria: Through Writers
    Syria: Through Writers' Eyes - by Marius Kociejowski (editor)

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780907871842 | ISBN 10: 0907871844

    The historical wealth of Syria is triumphantly visible and diverse. It is one of the best-kept secrets of the passionate Mediterranean traveller. That it is also a remarkably hospitable country, where the way of life is still intimately engaged with ... more

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  • Cover image of book Istanbul: Memories of a City by Orhan Pamuk
    Istanbul: Memories of a City - by Orhan Pamuk

    £10.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780571218332 | ISBN 10: 0571218334

    Turkey's greatest living novelist guides us through the monuments and lost paradises, dilapidated Ottoman villas, back streets and waterways of Istanbul - the city of his birth and the home of his imagination."An extraordinary and transcendentally be ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Writer
    A Writer's World: Travels 1950-2000 - by Jan Morris

    £12.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780571215256 | ISBN 10: 0571215254

    In a wonderfully evocative collection of her travel writing and reportage from over five decades, Jan Morris has produced a unique portrait of the late twentieth century - from New York to Venice, from the first ascent of Everest to the fall of the B ... more

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