978-0-7195-2727-2 / 9780719527272

Winter in Arabia


Publisher:John Murray Publishers Ltd



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In this follow-up to THE SOUTHERN GATES OF ARABIA, Freya Stark chronicles a winter spent in the heart of the Hadhramaut Desert excavating what may have been one of the ancient cities of South Arabia.

While traces of an earlier civilization were being uncovered Stark recorded the day-to-day life of an Arab town rarely visited by outsiders. Through the expressiveness of her prose she brings to life the figures of the villagers with whom she lived.

"I do not see how her books can avoid their obvious destiny, inclusion in the aristocracy of letters." (The Evening Star, London)

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